It is not a naked protest, we will be in shorts and t-shirts: Pretoria schoolgirl

Activist Zulaikha Patel. Image: Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius

Pretoria-  A protest against gender-based violence which will take place on Friday will not a naked protest, contrary to previous assertions.

On Thursday a statement was issued out by teen activist Zulaikha Patel, and friend Boitumelo Thage.

She said the silent protest has a dress code: shorts and white t-shirts, the duo said.

Patel said they will be protesting in a similar way to a woman depicted on a poster. The poster shows a woman in the nude, seated, holding a board between her legs.



“In the midst of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to challenge the violence against women and children, we as a group of young South African women have come together joining the existing call with #HearMeTwo, #NotInMyName, #ThisIsNotConsent and other rallying calls to ensure that the victims are not in turn blamed for the crimes committed towards them. The protest aims to demand justice for those who have been victimised. We also want to stress that we want a justice system that won’t fail us as women. A justice system that will protect us and defend us.”

The protest is happening outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

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