Total Shutdown: Protest against violence arrives at Ramaphosa's door

Total Shutdown: Protest against violence arrives at Ramaphosa's door

- South Africans have taken their outrage at the plight facing women and children to President Cyril Ramaphosa's door

- As world leaders gather in Cape Town for the World Economic Forum, protesters have gathered as well

- The peaceful action is eerily silent as students and citizens alike gathered to condemn femicide

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The Total Shutdown: Intersectional Women's Movement Against Gender-Based Violence has staged a protest in Cape Town.

IOL reports that a silent protest marched to the World Economic Forum where the globe's leaders have gathered for the African leg of the conference. reported that the continued violence against women and children alike sparked nationwide outrage.

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The deaths of Uyinene Mrwetyana and countless others left South Africans grasping for more dire consequences for murderers and rapists alike.

The Total Shutdown protest on display on President Cyril Ramaphosa's doorstep is just one of the few planned for today, with a protest planned for Parliament as well.

Cape Talk noted that students had brandished signs reading "Protect Women", "Not in My Name", "Being Female is Not a Sin" and "Pray for South Africa".

Ramaphosa had been slammed by citizens for remaining silent while South Africa mourned the grim reality of being a woman in the country he is meant to lead.

The president had responded in a statement, saying that the nation should hang it's head in shame, condemning the crimes that had led to the uprising.

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