Shabangu confident protesters won’t disrupt Women’s Day event
The minister doesn't believe demonstrators will use tomorrow’s symbolic march to upstage Zuma.
PRETORIA - Minister in the presidency responsible for women Susan Shabangu is confident the Women's Day event tomorrow will not be disrupted despite President Jacob Zuma being scheduled to deliver the keynote address.
Shabangu made the comments at a briefing on the plans for the 60th anniversary of the 1956 march, which will be held at the Union Buildings.
Four women staged a silent anti-rape protest during Zuma's speech at the electoral commission's announcement of the election results on Saturday.
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Shabangu did not appear concerned that demonstrators might use tomorrow's symbolic march to upstage the president once again.
"We are confident that we will have a successful, peaceful march tomorrow. We are ready, various mechanisms have been put in place."
Zuma is expected to unveil a memorial at Lillian Ngoyi Square.
Shabangu declined to comment on the incident at the Independent Electoral Commission event at the weekend.