ANC women call for mini-skirt march

The ANC Women’s League is urging "all women who feel that the rate of women abuse in South Africa is too high", to join in a mini-skirt march this Friday, 17 February.

"Many women feel frustrated and hopeless due to the high prevalence of abuse," the women's league said in a statement.

"We want to make a strong statement letting the perpetrators know that abuse in any form will not be tolerated and are inviting those who wish to wear mini-skirts as an act of defiance to do so with pride.

"Anyone who is outraged by the continued violence against women and children is welcome to join in. We extend this call to unions, NGO’s, students, churches and the youth to rise up in protest against the rampant violence against women and children in our communities."

The ANC women's league march, starting at 2pm on Friday, will begin at the Bree Street taxi rank in Johannesburg, pass through the Noord taxi rank and culminate with the handing over of a memorandum to the Justice Minister or his representative at the Equality Court in Pritchard Street.