Sipho “Big Fish” Makhabane Sets The Record Straight On Men Responsible For GBV – Makhabane retired officially in 2010 in a much-publicized event at the Pretoria State Theatre, released as a live DVD and CD.
He retired to focus his energies on developing the young talent. He established his own label, Big Fish Music, and has groomed or produced a host of young gospel stars, including Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Pastor Ncanda, Israel Mosehla, Mzwakhe Myeni, Tshepiso Motaung, Sechaba, Frans Dlamini, Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors, Lundi and many others.
GOSPEL great Sipho “Big Fish” Makhabane did not mince his words against men who abuse women.
“Such men are cowards. You persuaded her to love you. What stops you from fixing things the way you did when pursuing her?” he said. He said it’s evil when men beat, rape and kill women.
It has to stop, and it has to stop today,” he said.
He explained as an ambassador selected by the Mpumalanga premier to lead the fight against violence on women, he desired men to acknowledge the message and let it transmit in a thunderous manner so it can be transparent.
“We’re not just saying men should stop abusing women and children during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, but forever,” said Big Fish.
“When you wake up, look in the mirror and say, ‘Today I’ll protect my woman’,” he said.
Big Fish is adamant that the male specimen should be informed so they have a clear understanding of their position in society.
“If you beat a woman, what are you teaching a young boy?