WOMEN'S Month has come and gone, but the women of KwaNobuhle had no reason to enjoy it – on the contrary, they had every reason to expect that nothing would change in their lives.
During that month, when women and girls should have been celebrated and cherished, the women of KwaNobuhle experienced the killing of both young and older women.
Instead of enjoying being feminine, we were afraid for our lives.
To illustrate. A woman was shot in the hand early one morning. Another was killed, allegedly by her lover. Shockingly, she was mutilated – her breasts were cut off.
A third young woman with a bright future ahead of her, was brutally slaughtered with bottles inserted into her private parts. I ask that these details be exposed.
There is too much silence surrounding the monstrous treatment of our sisters by these criminals who are seldom brought to justice!
What hope is there for our country when such horrifying, criminal acts degrade and brutalise the perpetrators and destroy our womenfolk?
Is this how one treats a flower – because we are told that we are regarded as such?
Where are we heading, South Africa?
Nomakazi Cobo, DA Councillor, Port Elizabeth