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#TotalShutDown movement calls on govt to bring down crime rate

Women and non-gender conforming individuals are due to march in Pretoria on Wednesday to raise awareness about abuse faced by women, children and the LGBTI community.

Posters for the #TotalShutDown march set for 1 August 2018. Picture: @WomenProtestSA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Activists from the #TotalShutDown movement are calling on government to do more to bring down South Africa’s shocking crime rate.

Women and non-gender conforming individuals are due to march in Pretoria today to raise awareness about abuse faced by women, children and the LGBTI community.

Marchers will converge on the Union Buildings at 2pm where a memorandum of demands will be handed over to the Presidency.

Activist Lucy Bowles says: “The government needs to radically start formulating plans towards making sure that the statistics decrease. We envision a South Africa that’s united and also a South African that’s a safe place.”

STREETS AFFECTED BY #TOTALSHUTDOWN MARCH IN PRETORIA

The following streets in Pretoria will be affected:

• Johannes Ramokhoase Street
• Kgosi Mampuru Street
• Bosman Street
• Paul Kruger Street
• Lilian Ngoyi Street
• Sisulu Street
• Du Toit Street
• Pretorius Street
• Hamilton Street
• Steve Biko Road
• Leyds Street

Motorists are advised to use the following alternative routes:

• Es’kia Mphahlele Drive
• Dr WF Nkomo Street
• Nana Sita Street
• Visagie Street