Vusi Shongwe blames SA trash for scourge in women abuse  

The trash feels insecure and abuses, thinking that he owns the child of other parents.


Agriculture MEC Vusi Shongwe has weighed in the battle to end the scourge of women abuse in SA, shooting down those who hurt women in our society as trash.

The MEC spoke while South Africa continues to mourn the brutal death of Uyinene Mrwetyana, the 19-year-old University of Cape Town student who was raped before being killed – allegedly by a 42-year-old trash employed at a Cape Town post office. 

He told community members who had gathered for his department’s Arbor Week at the Ga-Morwe community hall in the KwaNdebele area that he himself had never abused a single woman on earth because whenever he sees a woman he sees his own mom, Gogo Sgudla.

He said he refuses to be like the trash of this country  who “when they see a woman they see meat”.

“Men of today are dirty, we must continue to spread the message and make sure they hear how dirty they are,” the 60-year-old said to applause after slamming Uyinene’s killer for ending her bright future. 

Vusi Shongwe blames SA trash for scourge in women abuse

Agriculture MEC Vusi Shongwe and other government officials came for the provincial Arbor Week in Kameelrivier on 6 September 2019

He said women were being raped and killed in the country by the men who “cannot appreciate the beauty of nature”.

“If you see a woman just watch and appreciate nature. That’s how beautiful nature is. Don’t destroy nature,” he said, adding that he has never fought with a woman because of the understanding that he was bought by a woman to the earth’s surface.



Vusi Shongwe blames SA trash for scourge in women abuse

His Zonda Indlala programme or Arbor Week is celebrated annually on the first week of September, to call on all South Africans to plant and maintain both indigenous and fruit trees. The aim is to create awareness about the 2 000 indigenous tree species in the country, and their role that they play in our environment

Mpho Sekoma, Ms Africa elite 2020 finalist from the Mpumalanga province, told the 013NEWS on the sidelines of the Arbor Week that the issue of women abuse is real.

She said she herself comes from a very abusive marriage and is now thanking God for having been able to escape alive. 

She said the most difficult part of it were her two kids, who were so close with their dad. 

“When you think of leaving you imagine a lot of things about the children,” she said. 

(edited by ZK) 

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