By Gillian Schutte
*Some names have been changed to protect people’s identities.*
In the last few years we have witnessed many youths taking their lives after finding themselves on the receiving end of a cancel campaign. My own son, Kai Singiswa, was one of them, when after a fight with a male friend he was shunned and profiled as an abuser of women, an accusation which culminated in him being banned from KOP – @KopJhb. I have spent the last three years investigating the events that led to Kai’ suicide and found myself in an entanglement of outright lies, half-truths, protectionism, rampant individualism and power mongering amongst his wide circle of ‘friends’.