Women lawyers’ organizations across the country will be holding night prayers in different courts later on Thursday in solidarity with victims of gender-based violence.
The South African Women’s Lawyers Association (SAWLA) president, Nomaswazi Shabangu-Mndawe, says the recent killings of a magistrate and a lawyer have raised concerns about the safety of women lawyers in the country.
Shabangu-Mndawe says the main event will be at the Constitutional Court.
“The killing of Magistrate Thamai and other lawyers in recent times has hit a nerve with women lawyers across South Africa. Her killing has caused us to reflect individually and collectively about showing support for gender-based violence victims. We as women lawyers will be having a silent prayer in all identified courts in all provinces, the main one being at the Constitutional Court at six o’clock in the evening on the 28th of September 2023.”
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