Papa Penny Penny has added his voice to calls for an end to violence against women and children, warning about drug dealers who are “killing our children”. The reality TV star took to Instagram over the weekend, after weeks of femicide making headlines across the country, to address his followers. In a video message he said South Africa was going through the most at the moment, and drug dealers were “killing our children”.
I see the trouble that is going on in South African, drug dealers killing our children, killing our children. We are witnessing and we are watching when they are killing our children,” he said.
He also lambasted those “who are killing our daughters” and said the number of victims was becoming alarming. Papa Penny Penny said it was time to take action and protect women and children.
“They are dying in South Africa. Why don’t we protect ourselves?” he said.
Papa Penny is the latest in a long list of celebs who have spoken out about gender-based violence.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE recently, comedian Tumi Morake called on men to join the narrative, and not only speak out on abuse but also take action. I feel like we’ve normalised a culture where men are not involved. If you are raped, it is your issue and you must deal with it, like you initiated it. We didn’t apply for this. We need men to be uncomfortable and fight this epidemic with us,” she said.
In other news – Shaka Khoza fired from the Queen
Many would agree that Sthembiso SK Khoza is one of the faces to look forward to seeing on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen. However this sense of anticipation might soon wear off because allegedly, the powers that be have decided to ”crop him out” of our television screens.
SK’s sacking from The Queen was alluded to various claims, including his dramatic personal life and diva tendencies on set, that proved to be irksome to those working with him. Various sources spoke to Sunday Sun, whereby strong allegations of unprofessionalism were levelled against him. Read more