Gauteng premier David Makhura urged women to mobilise and take radical action against government’s inaction towards gender-based violence.
Makhura was a keynote speaker at Womens Day celebration held at the Union Buildings today.
Women must be organised and take militant action against the injustices faced by women on a daily basis.
Makhura said he acknowledged that government was not responding quick enough to the needs of women in the country.
“I will be honest and say as government sometimes, the urgency of some issues often elude us, thats why young people must mobilise to put pressure even on the police and the justice system.”
Thousands of men and women marched to the Union Buildings from the CBD, retracing the steps of about 20 000 women, who marched in 1956 against pass laws.
On 9 August 1956, women, led by the likes of Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Rahima Moosa marched against the might OF the apartheid government.
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