Men to march against gender-based violence in PTA

A group of men have planned a march against women abuse in Pretoria on Saturday, following the spike in reports of women being murdered and raped in various parts of the country.

The march is titled "Not in My Name" and will start at Church Square and proceed to the Union Buildings from 10AM.

March organiser Hope Kholofelo Masha says men cannot continue turning a blind eye to the brutality against women and children.

It's about us as men taking responsibility for this crisis that we are seeing in our country.

Hope Kholofelo Masha, march organiser

We can't keep defending ourselves when we are called out to take responsibility.

Hope Kholofelo Masha, march organiser

We've got to rise and hold each other accountable.

Hope Kholofelo Masha, march organiser

He says he hopes the march will facilitate ongoing conversations where men can hold each other accountable.

He has encouraged men, women and people of from diverse backgrounds to join the march in solidarity this weekend.

Take a listen:

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