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Femicide by Angie Makwetla

The Other Story Dr Judy Dlamini
July 6, 2016
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April 27, 2020

Angie Makwetla


F emicide.

Matlhodi Angelina (Angie) Makwetla was born in Madubulaville,Randfontein,a township that was forcibly removed and divided into Mohlakeng and Toekomsrus. She is married to Bobby Makwetla and they have three children and seven grandchildren.

Angie Makwetla holds a BA Social Work degree from the University of the North,a Management Certificate from Arthur D Little Management School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an SMME Management Certificate from Galilee College in Israel.

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V eteran Angie shares her heartache on her two accounts of femicide in her family. The first account being her niece and second her sister. She shares the impact that femicide had on her family and the wounds that still require healing. What captured me about this read is that mama Angie is a veteran who unlearned primitive ways of thinking. This is seen in how she expresses how young woman should not be judged from returning home from failed marriages . Young woman should not be judged for leaving abusive relationships or marriages. .

Mama Angie also places emphasis on the importance as a woman in following your instincts and trusting your intuition. This is a very important aspect especially when entering a relationship or marriage. In many instances, the “red flags” are presented before us and it is because we believe that broken men will not break women! We want to trust that a man that “man-handles” and apologies is not abusive. A man who belittles you is not emotionally abusive. However, we are so wrong those are the red flags. .

The reality check for myself was coming to terms with the fact that, most women are bound in these abusive relationships or marriages because of economic barriers. It is not simple for some women with no fixed income or meal to walk away. I think the question they probably ask themselves is that “what will become of me or my children?”. The issue of unemployment in South Africa makes it even more difficult. If the laws protecting women in South Africa are present, why are there so many untold stories? Who is accountable ? Check the legal system!

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„The most recent data from the World Health Organisation 2018, shows that South Africa’s femicide rate was 12.1 per 100 000 in 2016. It was five times higher than the global average of 2.6 (17/08/2018). Our characteristic of gender-based violence is that it knows no social or economic boundaries and affects women and girls of all social-economic background. Its an issue that needs to be addressed in both developing and developed countries .” Dr Judy Dlamini forward

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