For the first time in her life, Ntando Mthembu, 33, holds a revolver in her hands. Ten bullets towards the cardboard target, no hesitation.
In November, she lost her cousin. Alone in a house for a few hours, she was raped by several men. Then she was killed. “Before it happens to me, I want to be ready,” says Ntando.
In South Africa, murders are on the rise. In 2019-2020, 21,325 people (+1.4%) were killed according to the latest annual police report. And the rate of feminicides is five times higher than the world average.