Bathabile Dlamini snubs News24 at #SandtonShutdown march

2019-09-13 13:13

ANC Women's League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini refused to speak to News24 at the #SandtonShutdown protest against gender-based violence outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Friday.

This comes after Dlamini saw a report from the publication describing how she was heckled and chased away after she - together with the ANCWL - showed up to the protest in party regalia.

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Dlamini was initially whisked away as protesters got agitated by her presence, but apparently returned later when they calmed down, according to News24's reporter on the scene.

In a video posted on Twitter, Dlamini seems unperturbed by the heckling. A man asks her: "Do you feel welcome by the protesters here?" She responds by waving the camera away.

WATCH | 'Khwezi! Khwezi!': ANCWL's Bathabile Dlamini heckled at #ShutDownSandton protest

Protesters assembled outside the stock exchange in the early hours of Friday in the continued fight against gender-based violence and femicide.

The march follows a series of protests under the hashtag #AmINext following the murders of young women in South Africa, including Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Meghan Cremer and Ayakha Jiyane and her three siblings - all acts of gender-based violence. 

Read more on:    bathabile dlamini  |  johannesburg  |  protests  |  gender based violence

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