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#100MenMarch: Arthur Mafokate decides to stay away

Solly Makganoto

Arthur Mafokate on Tuesday said he decided not to take part in #100MenMarch which is currently underway from Kgosi Mampuru and end at the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings. 

“I have decided to no longer participate in the #100MenMarch to which was invited to participate through RISA, SAMO and SAACYF, due to the opposition I have received from participation as well as threats I, and my immediate family, have received”, said Mafokate

The Sunday publication that published a story of Arthur Mafokate joining the #100MenMarch

Mafokate has been under a lot of criticism from the public after it emerged that the musician would be joining the march. This amid allegations of abuse levelled against him by his ex-girlfriend Busisiwe ‘Cici’ Twala.

Cici as she is known allegedly sustained serious injuries after Mafokate allegedly dragged her along the street in his vehicle.

The scars Cici suffured from the alledged assualt by Arthur Mafokate.

Government has also spoken out against reports that musician Arthur Mafokate was going to join the #100MenMarch against women and child abuse.

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has also removed Mafokate from his position as non-executive director of the  board.

“In the SAMRO board meeting held on the 28 June of 2018, the board resolved that notice be given to Mr Mafokate of the decision to initiate the process to remove him from the SAMRO board as a non-executive director,” SAMRO said in a statement.

Mafokate has however said that he supports all the activities aimed at combatting gender violence and abuse.

“I stand resolute in my support of the rights of women and children and all activities and abuse. That I stand accused of having perpetrated violence against a woman does not mean I am guilty thereof”.

The 100 Men March aims to encourage men to take a stand against the scourge of violence against women and children.

Social media users lashed out at Mafokate over his decision to join the march.

 

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