We light a candle to honour the lives of Baby Lee, Uyinene Mrwetyana and all the women we have lost due to gender-based violence. To them, we say, may you find the rest and peace you deserved.
There is no place in our society for the senseless and atrocious violence which many women and children live under. Action must now replace talking; conferences or marches to raise awareness have not yielded any results. The time to time to take radical action is now. The enactment of tougher laws will serve both as a deterent to would be abusers as well as punishment for those who continue to abuse women.