Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
13 Feb 2020
6:20 am

Let’s stand united in grief, not divided by social media

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

To grieve one loss of life does not mean the next has no value. To shout for one, ultimately means to shout for justice for all.

Yonela Boli, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend, 10 February 2020. Image: Twitter. @ZuayNkunzi

A student is alleged to have been brutally murdered by his girlfriend – someone whom he shared an intimate relationship with is possibly the reason a family today has lowered a mattress for a mother to sit and weep on. The family are still reeling in disbelief but once the casket has been lowered in the ground, they will set their sights on the wheels of justice. Oops, no worries, social media is already there! Public commentators already lament how feminists, gender activists, the ordinary women on the streets and the media have not responded in the same fashion as...