Hundreds already began to gather in awareness of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa.
Following the brutal rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana (19), who was killed by a 42-year-old post office worker, a “coalition” of 70 civil society activist groups, including Rise Up Against Gender-Based Violence and Sonke Gender Justice, under the hashtag, #SandtonShutdown gathered in Sandton from as early as 3am on Friday.
Virginia Magwaza – Gender Activist asking why ANC Womens League is present at the march when they are the ones that got us here in the first place. #SandtonShutdown #AmINext #PayPatriarchyTax pic.twitter.com/rMXU8OUcnA
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Sandton Chronicle journalist Chante Ho Hip said that the JMPD was present at every traffic light on William Nicol Drive in Sandton.
According to a statement released by the City of Johannesburg, the organised protest is led by various organisations and civil society.