Pretoria - Thousands of men from different sectors of society have heeded the call by government to urgently put an end to violence against women and children abuse.
People gathered in Pretoria, at the corner of Madiba and Kgosi Mampuru Streets from as early as 8am and all roads lead to the southern lawns of the Union Buildings as they heeded the #ThumaMina call.
Among those participating in the historic march are different religious organisations, government officials, media personalities, criminal activists, different communities and more.
Actress Marah Louw is also participating. There were several small children and women who joined in the march. Police minister Bheki Cele as well as National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole have also joined in. There is a heavy police presence keeping watch and taking part.
Vibrant marchers are singing and chanting as they march for the worthy cause. Their protest songs are drawing spectators to their apartment balconies. People have also taken to Twitter to support those marching. A number of passing motorists were hooting loudly in support of the march. As marchers made their way through the streets, Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane stopped to sign a pledge outside the Pretoria News.