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LaConco weighs in on GBV. Image via Twitter @la_conco.

‘You deserve to live peacefully’: ‘RHOD’ star LaConco weighs in on GBV

‘RHOD’ star Nonkanyiso ‘LaConco’ Conco appeals to women to not tolerate any ‘abusive signs’ in relationships. Take a look…

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LaConco weighs in on GBV. Image via Twitter @la_conco.

Reality star and entrepreneur Nonkanyiso “LaConco” Conco has weighed in on the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) via a tweet today (23 May). 

LACONCO WEIGHS IN ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

LaConco os popular for starring in Showmax’s Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD). She is also well known for being the former fiancee and “baby mama” of former President Jacob Zuma. The pair have a four-year-old son together. 

LaConco has taken to Twitter to share her thoughts on the issue of GBV. The reality star said that it does not matter what materialistic things a man has provided for you, you have one life and deserve to live peacefully. She also mentioned that any signs of abusive behaviour is enough for you to exist.

“Abusive signs, physical or emotional in relationship are sufficient for you to exist. I don’t care what material things he has provided nor experience he has given you, you have one life that you deserve to live peacefully and happily!” she tweeted.

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THE ISSUE OF GBV IN SOUTH AFRICA

GBV is a serious issue in South Africa. The murder of an Eastern Cape woman named Namhla Mtwa, sparked an outrage on Twitter. Mtwa was allegedly shot and murdered inside her car by an unknown suspect while she was arriving in her Sidwadwa based home in Mthatha. Many believe her death was linked to GBV.

Many other women suffer at the hands of GBV in South Africa. According to Times Live, police minister Bheki Cele revealed that 902 women were murdered in the third quarter of 2021/2022, from October to December. 11 315 women were said to have been raped during this period. However, People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa) was convinced that the stats were not a true reflection of what is happening in the country.

“We are disturbed by the latest crime statistics which illustrate the high levels of violence in communities across SA and that we are dealing with a serious gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) problem and have a long way to go in addressing it,” said Powa in a statement.

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