In the wake of numerous high profile murder cases of young women in South Africa, celebrities, musicians and other media personalities have come forth to condemn gender based violence.
Jazz legend Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse was the latest to speak out against the abuse of women in Phat Joe’s Phat Joe & The Family radio show on Radio 2000. He encouraged other people of influence to call out abusers and hold them accountable.
“It has become so endemic that we are silent to this topic. Men are silent and I think my colleagues should speak out and use the platform and actually make the loudest noise about men who abuse children and women that they do not belong to this society,” he said.
The muso also made it clear that he does not even want abusers to attend his shows. “If they think that they are the ‘man’ then they should not come to our gigs and celebrate with us because we don’t want such animals who go out and kill women and abuse children and then they believe they belong to this country,” he expained.