Actress Bonnie Mduli. Picture: Twitter
Thousands of women across South Africa and in neighbouring countries, Namibia and Botswana, took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the first day of Women's Month in protest against gender-based violence. The campaign tagline: My Body — Not Your Crime Scene.

Taking to social media, local celebrities shared their thoughts on and snaps of intersectional women's march.

"Idols SA" judge and singer, Unathi, shared a snap of herself wearing black alongside the caption: "Thank you ABUSIVE MEN of South Africa for forcing us start OUR month with THIS campaign! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! PS If you’re not abusive and yet keep quiet when your friends abuse women in your presence or you just know of it, you’re also TRASH🙄 MAN UP (sic)".

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela called support against gender based violence, branding it "a major thief of women’s freedom".

South African actress Bonnie Mduli also joined the march.

#TheTotalShutdown #iWillMarch

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'The River' actress Renate Stuurman was one with protesters when she took to the streets sporting a red headwrap.

'The Queen's Rami Chuene also marched in Pretoria.

Singer Thandiswa Mazwai also took to her Twitter account to let fans know she'll be marching.


'Trending SA' talk show host, Pabi Moloi, marched too.