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#RememberKhwezi: Women protesting Zuma's rape charge

A group of women staged a silent protest against the president ‘being a rapist” while he spoke at the announcement of the election results.

On the evening of what could arguably be called the worst night of President Jacob Zuma’s political career to date, the president had to deal with a group of women staging a silent protest against him linked to his rape trial. He was accused in December by a young woman who was the daughter of a friend of his.
Zuma had probably prepared himself for having to field questions and accusations about why the ANC’s support has dropped so dramatically over just a five-year period, but when he took the stage to speak as the guest of honour at the national results centre of the Independent Electoral Commission in Pretoria, the women stood in front of him with their posters carrying the words and one symbol, from left to right: “I am 1 in 3”, “#”, “10 years later”, “Khanga” and “Remember Khwezi”.

The message was clear, since Zuma had said during his rape trial that his accuser, an HIV-positive young woman, had worn a kanga on the night in question, which he had taken as an invitation to sex. “One in three” is a reference to “one in three” women being raped during their lives, statistically, in South Africa. It has been nearly 10 years since the rape trial, during which Zuma said he had a shower after having sex with the woman “Khwezi” (not her real name) since it occurred to him only after the act that he may have exposed himself to contracting HIV.

The young women wearing black were forcibly removed from the gathering. The Citizen’s Yadhana Jadoo captured that moment below. The president’s bodyguards ushered them out of the venue with great force, and the young women reportedly screamed.

When Zuma sat down, he was laughing and smiling about the incident.
Zuma reportedly left the gathering soon after. It was unclear if it was related to the young girls wearing black. It’s unknown if they were arrested.
The Citizen is attempting to contact one of the young protesters.

Source: source:citizen
Watch the video from the event where Zuma spoke below.
Khabza Mkhize

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