It looks like Gender-based violence is not stopping anytime soon in SA. A radio presenter who goes by Dimakatso Ratselane has been stabbed multiple times by her husband.
According to entertainment commentator Phil Mphela who took to his Twitter account to break the news added that Lesedi’s husband is suspected for the stabbing. Taking to his Twitter account Phil wrote:
“LESEDI FM host Dimakatso Ratselane stabbed & in critical condition. The radio host w as reportedly stabbed multiple times. Her husband, who is now a suspect, is still at large, according to recent reports.”
The South African Broadcasting Corporation issued a statement this morning and also condemned the act. The statement reads:
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is saddened by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) incident concerning one of its female news employee based in the Free State. The SABC wishes to express outrage and condemns the incident with the contempt it deserves.
The Corporation views the horrendous incident as one of the enormous threats to the right to life, family stability, social progress, women advancement and productivity in the workplace. The SABC wishes the concerned employee a speedy recovery and will provide all the necessary support.
As a public service broadcaster, the SABC remains an important institution for empowering citizens with valuable information, to create awareness regarding various social ills including the intractable and atrocious Gender-Based Violence. The SABC is committed to continuing playing its critical role in heightening citizen vigilance and consciousness in this matter.
Images of the radio presenter and her husband has been going round on social media since the news broke. Many social media users as well as celebrities have reacted to the incident on Twitter.
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