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Femicide dilemma

Tumi Mokgatle

Phokeng Rustenburg

28 March 2021

Phokeng is fast becoming a femicide hot spot in Rustenburg. For the past few months we have been reporting incidents of gender-based murders and violence.

Two separate cases were reported this month. One of which a suspect murdered his long-time partner and left their two-year-old next to the lifeless body of the mother. He was later arrested four days later after the atrocious murder he committed.

This was after he apparently tried to commit suicide by drinking a poisonous substance. In a separate incident, another was arrested after assaulting his partner.  Such acts are disturbing that women should be living in fear.