Katsande on GBV: This is enough!!!


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.

“Let’s teach our sons how to treat women,” added Katsande in a video posted on all his social media pages. Picture: Kaizer Chiefs.

‘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.

“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.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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