MK veterans condemn #RememberKhwezi protest during Zuma speech

The MKMVA's Kebby Maphatsoe says the president’s safety was also compromised during the incident.

FILE: Four women staged a silent anti-rape protest during President Jacob Zuma's address at the IEC briefing on 6 August 2016. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association has labelled a silent protest by four women during president Jacob Zuma's speech at the National Election Results Centre in Pretoria at the weekend, as a sham and a threat to the constitution.

The anti-rape activists held up placards reading, "One in Three", "Khanga" and "Remember Khwezi".

Khwezi is the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape. Zuma was eventually acquitted on the charges in 2006.

The association's Kebby Maphatsoe says the president's safety was also compromised during the demonstration.

"This sham protest flew against the Constitution of our country as it sought to impose anew a matter that has been finalised by a court of law. This is was not only an irresponsible threat to our Constitution but it was also a threat to the physical safety of our president of the Republic."