Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, to protest against gender-based violence after the body of a woman was discovered in a shallow grave in the second city, Walvis Bay.
The New Era newspaper has tweeted a video of hundreds of people marching:
Hundreds of citizens have taken to the Windhoek streets this morning demanding an end to violence against women and children as well as calls for justice for Shannon Wasserfall whose suspected remains were discovered this week in Walvis Bay.
Video: Emmency Nuukala pic.twitter.com/UICeg32BAw
— New Era Newspaper (@NewEraNewspaper) October 8, 2020
The body of Shannon Wasserfall, who went missing six months ago, was discovered after police were tipped off by an anonymous text message.
Ms Wasserfall had dropped off her son at a friend’s house before heading out to meet someone.
The Namibian newspaper reports that people have been urged to wear black today, Thursday, and Friday, to show solidarity with victims of gender-based violence.
NO TO SGBV … Members of the public are encouraged to stand in solidarity against sexual and gender-based violence in Namibia by wearing all black today and tomorrow (Friday). ShutItAllDown #BlackFriday
Video: Yokany Oliveira pic.twitter.com/qCvrUzF37O
— The Namibian (@TheNamibian) October 8, 2020