The #100MenMarch participants carry placards during their march to the Union Buildings. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

DURBAN - KWAZULU-Natal will get it’s chance to partake in the anti-abuse “100 Men March” on Friday, a statement from the Government Communications Information Systems confirmed.

On Tuesday, thousands of South Africans took part in the march against the violence of women and children at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The country has been rocked by the violent deaths and treatment of women and children. 

The deaths were amplified by the killing of Joburg woman Karabo Mokoena, who was murdered by her ex-lover Sandile Mantsoe, who burnt her and dumped her body at a park.

GCIS Provincial Director Ndala Mngadi said the march was part of the centenary celebrations of former president Nelson Mandela and Struggle stalkwart Mama Albertina Sisulu.

Participants Kebalepile Sibiya and Oupa Mazibuko at the Union Buildings. Picture: Rudzani Matshili

She said the march was in response to the societal challenge of violence against women and children and said the march was also aimed to demonstrate the solidarity as a caring society to combat the scourge of violence against women and children.  

The march is scheduled for Friday at the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg. The march will commence at Unisa (PMB) and end at Msunduzi Library.