WATCH | #SandtonShutdown protesters bring traffic around Nelson Mandela Square to a halt

2019-09-13 16:47

A small group of #SandtonShutdown protesters temporarily blocked intersections near Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg on Friday.

Protesters demanded that motorists switch off their vehicles as they sang songs against gender-based violence and femicide.

Earlier in the day, civil society groups handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO Nicky Newton-King.

In the memorandum, the protesters asked that corporate work environments characterised by sexual harassment, be changed: "This behaviour must be eradicated, tolerance is akin to approval."

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The march follows a series of protests under the hashtag #AmINext, in response to the murders of young women in South Africa, including Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Meghan Cremer and Ayakha Jiyane and her three siblings - all acts of gender-based violence, News24 reported.

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