Asking people to take action, Phakeng added: “We may not know these women and girls, but they are our responsibility. I am asking you to make a commitment to do what you can to protect the future they hold because there are effective actions each of us can take.”
Among other actions, she said men could hold each other accountable for the attitudes, unconscious behaviour and direct actions that contribute to the scourge.
Mrwetyana was raped and killed at Cape Town's Clareinch post office before her body was dumped in Khayelitsha in August 2019. Her murder sparked a nationwide outcry and mass protests against GBV.
Luyanda Botha, the man found guilty for her rape and murder, was handed three life sentences for the gruesome crime. He was also given five years for defeating the ends of justice. He will serve 25 years before he can be considered for release on parole