Gauteng Safety MEC Mazibuko to lead GBV march to Union Buildings

From 7pm on Friday, Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko will lead a group of government officials through the streets of Tshwane.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko. Picture: @FaithMazibukoSA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Public servants will be adding their voice to the nationwide outcry over the scourge of gender-based violence by staging their own march to the Union Buildings.

From 7pm on Friday, Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko will lead a group of government officials through the streets of Tshwane.

The march will also include police and metro police officers under the banner "reclaiming the night".

Mazibuko's spokesperson Pinkie Numa: "...stamping and reaffirming the authority of women that they have a right to walk the streets at any given time of the day and it must not be taken as though they are inviting forms of gender-based violence."

The abuse of women and children has been thrust in the spotlight because of growing cases, many of which have been discussed widely on social media.