Stun grenades explode outside WEF as protesters mob venue
Protesters declare the president ‘missing’ as murderous attacks against women and children, as well as foreigners, tarnish SA’s image
Protesters demanding to hear from President Cyril Ramaphosa surrounded Cape Town International Convention Centre on Wednesday as the four-day World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa got underway. Police used stun grenades and pepper spray in an attempt to disperse them.
The crowd was demanding to hear from the president about the government’s response to gender-based violence (GBV).