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A local DJ in Zimbabwe was beaten up by her boyfriend over the weekend. The story is she asked him to help her do the dishes while she did laundry and he beat her up. Another version says she was ‘misbehaving’ at an event that she attended and he beat her up for that. We can dispute the reasons behind the beating but we cannot dispute the images!
My cousin got admitted into hospital a few days ago. She has some burns on her body. She questioned her husband about some money that had been spent and he boiled water and threw it all over her body. She is going to have scars for the rest of her life.
Gender based violence is on the rise.
I do not think beating someone up has ever solved anything. I find GBV heartbreaking but what prompted this post is the reaction that people still have towards…
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