Justice For Tshego

Should the death penalty come back in South African

As the world is facing a global pandemic, South Africa on the other handing is facing other pandemic of women being killed. For the past few years South African has seen an increase when it comes to the killing of women the latest victim is “Tshegofatso Pule” a 28-year-old who was found stabbed and hanged in a veld on Monday (08-06-2020). She was eight months pregnant.

Justice For Tshego

Her body was found on Monday hanging from a tree in Florida Lake, Roodepoort as she had been stabbed to death. The last person to see her alive was her boyfriend she had left her Soweto home on Thursday evening to reportedly visit her boyfriend the father of the unborn child.

Her death caused outrage on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeForTshego trending on Twitter, we are seeing more and more South Africa Women asking for Death Penalty as the killing of young women is incense and they are not seeing the justice that needs to be done..

South Africans have signed a petition calling for the death penalty to be reinstated, in the wake of several high profile murders and acts of violence against women in the country which has seen over 300,000 people signing this petition. This is due to the fact that Crime statistics has shown that there were 20,336 murders in South Africa between April 2017 and March 2018, a 7% increase from the previous year. This puts the country’s murder rate at close to 36 people murdered per 100,000 populations – and 57 murders each day. .

Will the government take this onto consideration, women are afraid of living in South Africa mothers are afraid to send their children to the shops, when we thought that the lock down would be the end of killing of women guess South Africa’s were wrong? Read about American African People

The women nation has come together to put a stop to this. “if I’m not next who is” #I’MNext

Author

Keamogetswe Lehutso

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 

Keamogetswe Lehutso

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