Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation in a televised recording on Thursday, revealing the plan to deal with gender-based violence plaguing the country.
Earlier on Thursday, he spoke to thousands of #AmINext protesters outside Parliament, where he said he would declare a state of emergency.
The march comes after the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, the murder of 19-year-old UWC student Jesse Hess and the fatal shooting of boxing champion Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels allegedly by her boyfriend, a police officer.
Ramaphosa also spoke about the issue of xenophobia, promising to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of riots and xenophobic attacks, as growing international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town.
Ramaphosa said at least ten people had died during a week of violence targeting foreign-owned businesses, of whom two were foreigners.