It is the duty of all SA men to act against abuse

I remember in the 1990s I saw an advert on a Metrobus in Johannesburg that read "Real Men Don't Rape".

I remember in the 1990s I saw an advert on a Metrobus in Johannesburg that read "Real Men Don't Rape".

The words on that bus are still engraved in my mind today.

I am angry with men who daily continue to perpetrate these evil deeds on our women.

We blame the government for not doing enough, but what are we doing as men, real men, to prevent this?

Are we just sitting on the sidelines expecting the government to do something? This type of attitude is not going to help.

Justice Malala's column on February 19 put it very simply: "To do nothing is to allow evil to reign supreme over us."

To all men: Let us deal with this problem and eradicate it.

Let us stop abusing women and children.

How many Thatos must be murdered before we act against this evil?

Let us stand up and fight these beasts, by being involved in community forums that deal with the safety and security of our fellow human beings and ourselves.

Our children's future will be bleak if we do nothing. We cannot expect two men, the president and the minister of safety, to win the battle for us. Let us help ourselves by helping them.

We have already lost too many people. The blame game must stop now.

Raymond Thakhuli, Klerksdorp

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