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#RememberKhwezi protester in shock after removal from IEC centre

Four women staged a silent anti-rape protest during President Zuma's address at the IEC centre last night.

Four female EFF members holding placards in front of the stage as President Jacob Zuma delivers his address at the IEC national results centre in Pretoria. The placards refer to the woman named "Khwezi" who accused Zuma of rape in 2005. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the women who was manhandled by President Jacob's bodyguards says she was left in shock and in pain, after Zuma's security detail violently removed her and three others from the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) results announcement in Tshwane following their protest.

Four women staged a silent anti-rape protest during Zuma's address at the results centre last night.

While Zuma declared the elections free and fair, the four stood in front of the podium holding placards referring to Khwezi, who accused Zuma of rape in 2006.

Witnesses heard screaming as the four young women were removed from the IEC results floor.

One of the demonstrators says the president's bodyguards continued to assault and insult the girls.

"They pushed me so hard and my knees are very sore right now. They pushed us and continued to push us."

She says the group heard the president would be delivering a speech and spontaneously decided to disrupt it.

"They don't recognise how much we want him to keep quiet. This was a stance of bravery and we were proclaiming what we believe in."

She goes on to say their demonstration had nothing to do with the Economic Freedom Fighters, whose leadership walked out as Zuma began his address.

Meanwhile, the ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini says the women embarrassed Zuma.

WATCH: _Women stage silent protest against Zuma at IEC briefing _