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President to address nation on public and gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on the matter of public and gender-based violence in a message that will be broadcast on radio and television at 18h00 today, Thursday 5 September 2019.

The broadcast follows a personal address by the President earlier today to thousands of protesters who had marched to Parliament to express their anger at gender-based violence.

The President welcomed the protesters’ demands for tougher measures against men who abuse women and assured demonstrators that the criminal justice system will deal more harshly with perpetrators.

Media enquiries:Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707
Issued by:The Presidency