Kolisi said he stopped being scared after realising that more women were dying and his silence was not advocating change.
“I realised I can't be scared to speak up while people (women) are scared to wake up and go about their day because they are going to be attacked. Now, I am learning and asking Rachel [his wife] and the women around me questions and listening,” he said.
Kolisi said he was also unlearning some of the toxic traits that he learned growing up and encouraged other men to do so too.
“As men, we have to have these uncomfortable conversations and listen to women, because we can't be part of the solution when at the same time we are also part of the problem,” said Kolisi.
This is not the first time Kolisi has spoken out about holding men accountable.
On Instagram last week, he weighed in on why men should be part of GBV protests, saying men are the cause of the problem.
“People always ask why it is important for men to be there. It is because it's us who are causing this problem. As a man, you don't treat people like that, so that's why I have a problem with it. If someone says they are a man and they do that kind of stuff, it also reflects on me,” he said.
He shared that having grown up in an abusive household, he had to set a different example for his children and younger brother.
“I told my brother that I grew up seeing that and it becomes normal. That's why I'm saying, as men, we should be there to support. I've had to unlearn a lot of things. I don't have the answers but I know this is wrong.”