Thousands of protesters have been spotted outside the venue of the World Economic Forum. The protesters are registering their disappointment over the gender-based violence which has been on a rise in the country, recently.
Over the last weeks, a series of gender-based violence has been reported, and have been mostly carried out on the female gender. Most recently, a student of the University of Cape Town was raped and murdered by a post office worker, who later confessed to the crime. On Monday, a child was abducted from her mother’s hands by 4 unknown men, in front of a school.
The protest is following the withdrawal of the President of Rwanda; Paul Kagame, President of DR Congo; Felix Tshisekedi and the President of Malawi; Peter Mutharika’s withdrawal from the forum as a result of the xenophobic attacks.