Religious leaders have staged a silent protest against brutality by law enforcement officers at St Alban’s Anglican Cathedral, Pretoria on 7 June, following the absolving of Defence Force members involved in the death of Collins Khosa. In a media statement issued by the office of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) General Secretary Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said that the silent vigil was an expression of their disdain for brutality exhibited by their police and defence forces, and to call for greater accountability and justice for these families. At the same time, they were “standing in the gap for ordinary citizens who are equally experiencing the grief and mourning that this current moment has brought upon us.”

BLM South Africa also convened a protest at the US Embassy on 6 June, and laid flowers in memory of Andries Tatane and Collins Chauke, the miners of Marikana and George Floyd at the Union Buildings. Among their demands were the dismantling of the whites-only South African town, Orania, “an enclave of racists and a painful symbol of oppression, a symbol that represents the ideals of apartheid”, said National Coordinator Katlego Mamabolo.