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Unathi attacks SA men – ‘Your silence is so loud when it comes to GBV’

SA Idols judge and musician Unathi Nkayi has thrown the first punch at South African men for not speaking out against the topical issue of Gender Based Violence.

Unathi said one of the reasons men are not ready to speak out against GBV in South Africa is because they are not sure if they have been the perpetrators before.

She shared a picture statement which spoke volumes saying, “Dear men, May your daughters meet guys like you.”

The musical competition judge then put a long caption for the statement.

She wrote.

“A male friend once confessed that it’s because some of them don’t know if they were guilty of it in the past when they were young and did not know,” she said.

“As I leave you with the reminder that bad things happen when good people keep quiet, I also forgive you for keeping quiet when a woman was being ill treated in front of you for whatever reason and you kept quiet.”

Gender based violence has become a serious issue in South Africa with more than 200 cases being reported daily.

The radio personality closed her Instagram caption with message to men abusing women.

“May your daughters never meet guys like you ’cause she’ll see you for the coward you really are and that would shatter her world,” she said.

Last week Unathi was involved in an argument with Zimbabwean socialite Zuva Habane after she refused to take a selfie with her because she wasn’t wearing a facemask.

Unathi who is well known for being the emotional judge on the IdolsSA panel, was quick to apologise to Zuva saying she was just being safe and didn’t want to put her family at risk.