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Murder of female friend propels taxi drivers to tackle gender-based violence

Written by: Neo Koza

Four taxi drivers in the Free State recently went to work dressed as women looking to highlight the plight of gender-based violence.

While the means in which they raised awareness has been questioned, the men say the campaign was prompted by the death of their female friend.

We saw how difficult it was for women to be free around the country and with recent murders, the way they are raped, the way they are treated. That doesn't sit well with us.

Mosala Mabeleng, Free State Taxi Driver

We tried to mobilise more masses but you know men, we didn't get much support. You see how men treat gays, transgenders, you have seen the treatment that they get...

Mosala Mabeleng, Free State Taxi Driver

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This article first appeared on 702 : Murder of female friend propels taxi drivers to tackle gender-based violence




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