Save South Africa marches organised in Pretoria and Cape Town have been given the go-ahead.
Lawson Naidoo, executive secretary for the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution and member of the steering committee of the Save SA campaign encourages every citizen to use their voices, take a stand and oppose the governance of Jacob Zuma.
We fought hard for this democracy which contains freedom of expression and the right to protest.— Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution
The Save South Africa march in Cape Town is expected to draw thousands of people across the City. The march will start at Keizersgracht Street at midday. They would then proceed down Darling Street, turn left into Adderley Street, left into Spin Street, right into Plein Street, and head on to Parliament.
Naidoo denied claims that the march is supported by predominately white middle class who are outraged by because their pockets have been affected by the latest events.
We will make sure that this march is dignified and peaceful to express the outrage that ordinary South Africans are feeling— Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution
Priya Reddy from City of Cape Town confirmed that all marches scheduled for Cape Town on Friday have been granted permission for 8 000 people to take part.
She also confirmed that small gatherings across Cape Town have also been given permission by the City. In Durbanville, 200 people from various businesses will form a human chain along Durban Road, 150 people will gather at an open space next to Gordon High School in Somerset West and 500 people to meet at the Silverstream Hotel parking lot organised by ACDP in Atlantis.
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