South Africa: EFF Women Demand Government Does More to Combat Gender-Based Violence

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Women of the EFF say they are fed up with abuse of women and no indication of justice being served - to make their point they embarked on a women-only march to various organisations on Thursday.

The Gauteng Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday 22 August led more than 100 women on a march to five criminal justice state organisations, demanding the transformation of the judicial system to help eradicate gender-based violence.

The EFF's Women's Month march went from Westgate Transport Hub in Johannesburg and stopped at the offices of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the public protector, the Commission for Gender Equality and South African Police Service (SAPS). The EFF members handed over a series of demands to each organisation as they marched and sang and held hands.

EFF women held a march in Women's Month to raise awareness of gender-based violence and hand a memorandum of demands to criminal justice organisations. (Photo: Chanel Retief)

EFF Gauteng chairperson and organiser of the event, Mandisa Mashego, read out the list of demands to each organisation and had them signed by a representative of that organisation.

"We call for the suspension of all police officers who...

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