Stellenbosch University’s Anti-GBV Movement will tomorrow, 30 June 2020 be protesting outside Parliament in Cape Town against gender based violence.
The Anti-GBV Movement is a collective group of SU students and staff members who want to work actively on the ground to end gender based violence and femicide on campus and South Africa as a whole.
The movement issued a memorandum to government officials demanding a report detailing what the various government levels have done to combat GBV.
The memorandum also demanded that bail be removed as a possibility for those charged with or have a history of sexual offences and that the sex offender’s list include all sex crimes and be made public.
On 27 June, police clashed with members of the movement in KwaZulu-Natal province while they were holding their protest.
The police said the protest was unauthorized and used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of some 100 people who intended to march on Durban City Hall.
The protests come in the wake of the recent spate of attacks on women across South Africa.
On Saturday 20 June, community members discovered the naked body of teenager, Amahle Quku in Browns Farm.
Moreover, in the past weeks other women including Altecia Kortjie and her daughter Raynecia, Tshegofatso Pule, Nompumelelo Tshaka were found murdered.