'A day like today indicates how fractured we are as a country' #SandtonShutdown

South African women are taking a stand yo highlight the scourge of gender-based violence, and on Friday gathered outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King on Friday accepted a memorandum from Sandton Shutdown demonstrators.

RELATED: #SandtonShutdown: 'We came to come fetch resources to fund fight against GBV'

Newton-King told demonstrators gathered in Sandton calling for more action to tackle gender-based violence that their demands would not fall on deaf ears.

Speaking to Ray White on Xolani Gwala Show Newton-King to give more insights on the matter.

The crisis that we have on gender-based violence is real and it affects all our families, colleagues and our friends. Women are saying enough already and the ladies gave us a memorandum that had a number of good issues.

Nicky Newton-King, CEO - JSE

A day like today indicates how fractured we are as a country and how when you are not able to provide opportunities, one should not be surprised when people resort to drastic measures to have their voices heard.

Nicky Newton-King, CEO - JSE

Listen below to full interview:


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