Siya Kolisi on GBV: 'Let's be the generation to break this cycle'

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has spoken out about GBV in SA.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has spoken out about GBV in SA.
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Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi has joined thousands in condemning gender-based violence (GBV), saying attacks on women start long before physical violence.

Kolisi posted the message on Instagram, and said his heart has been heavy.

He said GBV starts in "our conversations with our fellow men, how we treat women in our own lives, and how we treat and perceive women we don’t know."

"I haven’t always got it right and I’ve messed up a lot of times, but I’ve chosen to be better. I have other good men holding me accountable for my actions."

He called on South Africans to be the generation of men to "break this attack on women".

Here is the full message:


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