Siv Ngesi wants Ramaphosa to show up! #SAShutDown    

By Oluthando Keteyi - 03 September 2019Views : 784


Actor and comedian Siv Ngesi is tired of all the violence going on in South Africa and the lack of response from the country's President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Ngesi has taken to Twitter to call for a shutdown of the country following the murders and rapes of several women across South Africa.   

I need him (Cyril Ramaphosa) to show up. First, we need him to show up, he hasn't shown up,” said Ngesi in an interview with SA Breaking News. 

If the elections were in two weeks, he would have shown up, he would have said. He hasn't said anything. He hasn't said anything about Pretoria, he hasn't said anything about Joburg, he hasn't said anything about the xenophobic attacks, he said nothing about the killings happening in the Cape Flats. 

On Monday, it was reported that missing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered at a Post Office in Claremont. On the same day, six-year-old Amy-Lee De Jager was snatched from her mother's car in front of her school in Vanderbijlpark by four men. On Tuesday, her parents confirmed that she has been found.  

Lynette Volschenk was found dead in her apartment last month. South African boxing champion Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels was killed by her boyfriend, who was a police officer in the Eastern Cape.  

A 19-year-old Youth leader, Jesse Hess was found murdered in her home in Parow on Friday.

A 14-year-old girl, Janika Mallo was found dead in her grandmother's backyard in Cape Town on Sunday.  

Ngesi explained that accountability from the president is needed. 

“I think it's irresponsible if we expect the men on the ground to be accountable for their actions and our president is not being accountable. How can anyone be accountable?

Ngesi is a known advocate against women and children abuse and has previously used his social media platforms to raise awareness around the matter. 

Last year, I said I wanted every man in this country to take a stand and say they are part of the problem. We are part of the problem. I am part of the problem and we need to be part of the solution and enough is enough.  

Ngesi is calling for a national shutdown as he says that the “war against our women and children is at a place that we should all be disgusted”. 

I want the country to be shut down. I want everyone to be shut down. I want millions on the street. I want nothing to happen on the day, it must feel like a weekend during the week. We must hurt them where it hurts the most and that's their pockets,” says Ngesi. 

Ngesi said that several people will gather outside Parliament at 10:00 on Wednesday. He says that the time for fighting among each other is over and the “common goal is South Africa”.