A trade union federation has called for a protest against gender-based violence in Johannesburg on Wednesday, September 11. Participants plan to gather at 110 Jorissen Street in Braamfontein at 13:00 (local time). A similar rally is also scheduled to take place in Cape Town, starting at 08:00 at the Grand Parade. In Pretoria, protesters are due to gather in front of the Pretoria High Court at 08:30, where the trial over the alleged sexual assault of a girl is taking place between September 9-20.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the protest sites. Further protests are likely in the coming days. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Pretoria are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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