WEF Africa 2019: Protests against gender-based violence underway in Cape Town

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Groups of protesters have gathered in different parts of Cape Town’s CBD to demonstrate against violence targeting women and children in South Africa.

The demonstration coincide with the World Economic Forum (WEF Africa 2019) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Center.

The demonstrations, led by the Total Shutdown and Am I Next movement, are a direct result of the frustrations felt by many South African women who have grown tired of the perceived inaction displayed by the government.

Many of the protesters are from the University of Cape Town (UCT), where 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was a first-year student before her murder last week.

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