Demonstrators took to the streets of Cape Town on Friday to protest violence against women [Guillem Sartorio/AFP]
Thousands of protesters wearing all-black, brandishing placards and singing apartheid-era struggle songs took to the streets of Johannesburg to demonstrate against what they called a scourge of femicide in South Africa.
Friday’s demonstrations, which police said were attended by 4,000 people in the Sandton neighbourhood, followed weeks of renewed activism and protests against gender-based violence in the country.
The move has been brought to the forefront of South African society after 19-year-old Nene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered in August by a post office employee Luyanda Botha.
Both told police he struggled to kill Mrwetyana, a University of Cape Town student, after luring her to the