SAPS In Trouble For Gugu Arrest
Former Unisa employee Gugu Ncube staged a daring protest in the nude on Wednesday. But SAPS are in hot water for how they treated the alleged abuse victim.
Gugu Ncube staged an emotional one-woman protest outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday, claiming that she was forced to quit her job at the University of South Africa (Unisa) after allegedly being raped by a colleague. Her decision to go nude was, in her words, because “she had been stripped of her dignity”.
She turned up to the iconic venue wearing just her underwear and a pair of shoes. Ncube also carried with her a powerful message, written onto a placard. It outlines her version of events, saying that her resignation was staged and her rapist had bribed the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA):
“President Ramaphosa: The police are used to intimidate and harass me. I was raped and sexually harassed by a Unisa employee. I spoke out, then they lied and said I resigned. The commissioner of the CCMA has taken a bribe from the perpetrator.”Gugu Ncube
Her demonstration drew incredible support from South Africans online. But it was the personnel in public who weren’t so kind to her. SAPS officers eventually arrested Gugu Ncube and charged her with public indecency. The cops have been accused of being insensitive towards her concerns, but also received criticism for their heavy-handedness.
A video of the brave protester being dragged away by six officers ended up going viral. She screams at the cops, demanding to be heard by President Cyril Ramaphosa before they haul her into the back of a police van headed for Sunnyside Police Station.
Social media weighs in
The reaction to the footage has been overwhelmingly sympathetic towards the alleged victim. Many feel that a double-standard has been raised about public nudity: The consensus suggests that certain celebrity entertainers can get away with it, but people like Ncube are punished for the same behaviour.
Gugu Ncube who staged a nude protest at the Union Buildings today due to alleged sexual abuse she experienced at UNISA has been arrested by the SAPS 😳
Sexually harrasment is real
WOMEN cant even get a job without being asked to sleep with someone 😥
— Gordon Ramaphosa (@Biophonik1) March 13, 2019
Ncube, who’s the daughter of Zimbabwe’s MDC Party Deputy President Welshman Ncube, also claimed that her manager at Unisa blackmailed her into se_x, threatening to fire her if she didn’t comply. The police’s reaction has not sat well with onlookers, many of whom feel that the victim is being suppressed.
Zodwa Wabantu can be nude in public
She was never arrested for public indecency
— #MenAgainstWomenAbuse (@abusemustfall) March 13, 2019
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
11 SLAYING PICTURES OF MADAM BOSS SHOWING OFF HER SE_XY, CURVY BODY THAT HAVE SET SOCIAL MEDIA ON FIRE
Tyra Chikocho is a Zimbabwean gospel musician and comedian who is popularly known as Madam Boss. As a gospel musician she has staged shows alongside Shingisai Suluma, Kudzi Nyakudya and many others.
Chikocho was born on April 10, 1985, at Harare Hospital. She is a beauty therapist by profession. She was married to….more here