File. Former president Nelson Mandela celebrating his birthday with children at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg. PHOTO: ANA

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#100MenMarch for Mandela and Sisulu to raise awareness of women and child abuse

PRETORIA, July 10 – As part of the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Albertina Sisulu, government and various social partners will on Tuesday host a national #100MenMarch to stop violence against women and children.

The march celebrates the lives of the struggle icons but also seeks to raise awareness on the scourge of violence against women and children.

The #100MenMarch centres on the role of men in preventing violence against women and children. The campaign also aims to galvanise men across all sectors of society to respond to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina/send me” call by committing themselves to play their part in ending violence and abuse.

The march will begin at Kgosi Mampuru at 10h00 and end at the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings at 13h00. Participants are assembling at the corner of Kgosi Mampuru and Madiba Streets in Pretoria.

Tshwane Metro Police officers are monitoring the march. (ANA)

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