‘The state has failed Ramabulana’ – Cyril Ramaphosa

The death of 21-year-old TVET student Precious Ramabulana has left South Africa enraged. It has not even been a month after all the protest against gender-based violence and we already mourning another who has been victimized.

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Precious was viciously attacked in her dorm room and was found with 52 stab wounds.

Aubrey Manaka, the man accused of killing precious appeared in the Morebeng Magistrates Court in Limpopo today. Manaka is facing charges of rape, murder and robbery under aggravating circumstances. The matter was postponed to the end of January.

President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a visit to the Ramabulana family in sharing his condolences. Precious was killed just before the 16 days of activism was launched. Her death unlike the cases we’ve seen over the past 2 months have been attended to almost immediately, not only because she is a member of the royal family in Limpopo but also because of the vicious way she was murdered.

What sparked controversy amidst the presidents’ visit to the family was when he stated that the criminal justice system has failed Precious, leaving one to wonder who the president is actually blaming.