The phenomenon of violence against women in South Africa remains a national concern. In this country, a woman is killed every three hours and rape complaints average 100 daily.
During a debate in parliament this Monday, February 17, 2020, following the speech of the President of the Republic Cyril Ramaphosa on the state of the nation, deputies began to accuse their opponents of mistreating their women.
Videos of this parliamentary session are now circulating on Twitter and triggering a series of indignation. During the session, the deputy of the African National Congress (ANC), Boy Mamabolo accuses his colleague Julius Malema, the leader of the Party of Combatants for Economic Freedom (EFF), of assaulting his wife at home.
In return, the leader of the radical left accuses President Cyril Ramaphosa of having beaten his ex-wife, who is now deceased. A debate perceived as a symbol of shame for women who have been mobilizing for months to denounce the problem of gender-based violence.