President Cyril Ramaphosa has broken his silence over the recent attacks on women, saying it’s a “stain on the conscience of the country”.

There’s been an uproar over the president’s silence in the wake of disturbing developments relating to the unabated rapes and murders of women and children.

“This is a very dark period for us as a country. The assaults, rapes and murders of South African women are a stain on our national conscience,” the president said in a statement.