SA Celebs Call For Government Intervention Amidst Escalating Cases Of GBV. Almost everyday in this country there has to be a case of a woman who lost her life at the hands of a man. Sadly enough in most cases, these women are killed by men who were meant to protect them like spouses, partners and relatives.
Currently trending is the heartbreaking story of Namhla Mtwa, who has been killed, allegedly by her partner. The 34 year-old OR Tambo Municipality worker, was gunned down in her vehicle on April 21 2022. No arrests are yet to be made, but there are claims that Mtwa’s long-time boyfriend, an Eastern Cape businessman and member of the ANC, masterminded her murder.
According to reports from those close to her, Mtwa was in a very abusive relationship with the said perpetrator for years. There are explicit images and videos of her injuries from the abuse she sufferers in the relationship over the years circulating on social media platforms. The injuries include a swollen eye, burn marks on her body and bruises, as well as a horrific video where she is sjamboked, allegedly by the suspect.
Mtwa apparently ended the relationship two months before her death and allegedly received a death threat from her former partner. Sadly, she was murdered thereafter, becoming another South African woman who has been killed by a man.
Mtwa’s story has caught the attention of many, and they are all calling for her justice. So many of our celebrities have joined in, with most of them asking for the government to intervene. The likes of Babalwa Mneno, Amanda d-Pont, Mmusi Maimane, Denise Zimba and Zola Nombona, are among those who expressed sorrow at the loss of life, as well as disappointment over how the government is responding.