Local stars join in the fight to end gender-based violence in #TotalShutdown march

Local stars join in the fight to end gender-based violence in #TotalShutdown march

Local celebs added their voices to the #TotalShutdown protests that took place nationwide on Wednesday.

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Women from all walks of life took to the streets demanding an end to gender-based violence in honour of Women’s month.

Celebrities such as talk show host Pabi Moloi, actress Bonnie Mbuli and Idols judge and singer Unathi joined their fellow women in the march. Many more celebs joined in the protests to show their solidarity.

Independent Online reported that in Pretoria, women marched to the Union Buildings to deliver a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa. One of the items on the agenda was to provide safe houses for women and children. After receiving the women’s list of demands, Ramaphosa swore to address each issue and encouraged protestors to keep up the momentum to raise awareness for the cause.

Briefly.co.za has covered previous marches and shared the tragic story of one tweep’s sister.

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DailySun reported that Wednesday’s shutdown received international support with women in Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana, who also held their own marches.

Celebs took to social media to express their views and share their experiences at the protests. Briefly.co.za has compiled some of their reactions.

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