Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
9 Dec 2021
4:30 am

The issue of GBV is destroying lives

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

The issue is not one-sided – this is important to remember. Lives are affected in many ways.

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Gender abuse somehow always finds itself in the spotlight – leaving us blinded by disbelief, shock or wonder. Ultimately we are left divided in three groups – those who believe the victim, with little to no evidence outside of the allegation; those who stand with the accused, because there is likewise little to no independent evidence; and those who are unbothered because, ultimately, these are matters “between two people”. Abuse of any nature is a serious allegation, we cannot downplay it, regardless of the media platform it was raised in. That it concerns a personality in the public arena whose...