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Women's Day march to celebrate women's contribution to struggle - Shabangu

Today's march to the Union Buildings will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic 1956 Women’s March.

Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu addressed a group of school girls at the Union Buildings on 26 May 2016 as part of the 'Take a girl child to work day' campaign. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - Women around the country are preparing to make their way to the Union Buildings to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic 1956 Women's March.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, says women's successes and achievements will also be celebrated at the annual event today.

President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to unveil a Lillian Ngoyi Memorial and deliver the key note address.

Shabangu says the new memorial will tell the story of women's contribution to the struggle.

"The day will also be celebrated through showcasing women's successes and achievements."

The minister declined to comment on the #RememberKhwezi silent protest at the weekend. While Zuma officially announced the election results in Pretoria on Saturday, a group of protesters held up placards bearing the name of the woman who accused him of raping her 10 years ago.

" It's an unfortunate situation. This particular matter as you know is part of a matter which has been handled by the Security Cluster, they're dealing with that so I'm unable to say to you what's happening about it."

Shabangu is confident today's event will go smoothly.