Actress Rami Chuene had a lot to say concerning President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation about gender based violence.
The President held a press conference to address the nation on GBV. This came after women had voiced their concerns about women abuse and murder at the hands of South African men.
President Ramaphosa partially blamed alcohol consumption for GBV. He said several studies showed clear connections between alcohol abuse and gender based violence.
Rami Chuene disagreed with the President and said men’s violent behaviour can not be explained away by alcohol abuse.
“We can not hide men’s behavior behind alcohol abuse. Men kill in season and out of season, they kill day and night, they kill when drunk and when sober, they kill pushed and totally unprovoked. Men kill period my President”, she said.
She also advocated for harsher punishment on those found guilty of murdering women as this will end GBV. A lot of people on Twitter agreed with her.