If you've seen this young lady's image across your timeline in the past few days, then you will be sad (and disgusted) to hear that Karabo Mokoena has been found, sadly she was not found alive.
My friend has been missing since about the 28th April. If you have seen her please let me know 🙏🏽☹️ pic.twitter.com/UQ0kNqfKRb— Steph (@Stephy_Leong) May 9, 2017
She had reportedly been missing since the 28th of April 2017 and efforts to find her gained traction after news of her disappearance went viral.
This morning, we were saddened to hear that a Facebook account reportedly belonging to her father confirmed that she had been found dead and her boyfriend confessed to killing her and burning her corpse.
A number of ZAlebs have since taken to social media to voice their outrage about the continued abuse and murder of women at the hands of men.
Heartbreaking, RIP💔 pic.twitter.com/fl9X1ibA2d— Moshelle Obama (@MosheNdiki) May 11, 2017
Vuyo Ngcukana touched on a very important point, reminding everyone that vigilance is not what keeps us safe from the unending harassment and abuse we are forced to encounter on a daily basis.
Can we stop asking women to be vigilant and more aware,the message should rather focus on telling MEN to stop killing them.— Vuyolwethu Ngcukana (@vuyomse) May 11, 2017
Even Maps Maponyane couldn't help but express disappointment at the status quo
Imagine having to be hyperaware of every move you make, EVERY day, because anything could happen to you, at any moment. What life is that??😔— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) May 11, 2017
Surely there comes a time when enough really IS enough and we all TRULY protect women, and CALL OUT & SHAME every single man that doesn't!!?— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) May 11, 2017
Damn. We can't even argue this anymore. We really are Trash.— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) May 11, 2017
He was joined by these other ZAlebs
We aren't safe. Women aren't safe. We are in serious danger. At work, school, church and at home with loved ones. #RIPKarabo— Melanin Monroe (@SamkeloNdlovu) May 11, 2017
: I'll say it again;— Altovise Lawrence* (@Altovise_L) May 11, 2017
Women are being hunted. Our most imminent threat is a man. #RIPKarabo
Men how are we meant to follow ur lead & treat you with the respect u expect when some of u are the same people not guarding our souls - 💔VB— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) May 11, 2017
When a guy says "stop being hoes", responding to a tweet about how men must stop harming us💔😞— ThiweOfficial (@Thiwe) May 11, 2017
We still have a long way to go.
Woke up to such painful news, May your soul rest in eternal peace Queen K...you were such a beautiful soul, loved God. Lost for words💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/ZD5z98osn8— Theo Nhlengethwa (@TheoNhlengethwa) May 11, 2017
Model and presenter K Naomi even opened up about how her own life/family has been affected by such an incident.
I lost my mother because of a man she married, who had other intentions than loving her. Someone we all trusted into our family. I know...— K Naomi👑 (@KNaomi_N) May 11, 2017
...it's sad that some of the people we count on to protect us have become people we should fear 💔— K Naomi👑 (@KNaomi_N) May 11, 2017
...you'll never know someone's intentions— K Naomi👑 (@KNaomi_N) May 11, 2017
Pabi Moloi also shared the same sentiments as K Naomi and it seems as though she also has gone through such a heartbreaking loss.
I can't talk about #RIPKarabo yet. I'm at work and it's too close to home.— Pabi Moloi (@PabiMoloi) May 11, 2017
This situation is heart-wrenching. And it is the second case in two weeks as another woman was buried last Tuesday following her murder at the hands of her fiance'.
Stop telling women to be more vigilant and start teaching the men in your life to be better human beings. Even something as small as a sick joke about beating, raping or murdering a woman is a sign to the darkness someone may harbour in his heart.
Women have been vigilant, but it is not vigilance that protects us.
Main image credit: instagram.com/knaomi_n