Willard Katsande’s fashion sense might be the talk of the town on social and mainstream media but the Kaizer Chiefs hard-tackling midfielder also issued a strong statement in a bid to tackle the rampant and rife gender-based violence in South Africa.
Wearing his famous doek, inspired by his late mother, Katsande said,” Today I have a special message to all men out there. For the past few days, I’ve been hearing and reading news about men raping and killing women and children.
“This is enough, so today I decide to break my silence and make my statement, as you all know these are our grannies, mothers, sisters and daughters. Me and you, we have a serious job to do in our society.
‘The Glamour Boys’ midfielder went on to challenge all his colleagues in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to break their silence on gender-based violence and use their influence, popularity and high profile to shine a much-needed spotlight on the cause.
In particular, Katsande urged his teammate Itumeleng Khune and former Bafana Bafana international Siphiwe Tshabalala.
— Willard Katsande (@WillardKatsande) July 14, 2020
“Today, I decided to challenge all my colleagues to break their silence and spread the gospel. As we all know some of these guys who are doing this, they look up to us. So, I challenge you guys to break your silence.”
We stand for humanity and the dignity that all human beings are entitled to. We stand for Love ❤️ & Peace and we take a stand against brutality & violence.
We SAY NO to violence against women and children, we SAY NO to the abuse of power… pic.twitter.com/tytt5QF1vZ
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) July 7, 2020
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