Support grows for anti-corruption march

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  • Anti-corruption march planned for August 19 in Pretoria and Cape Town.
  • South Africans from all walks of life are invited to demonstrate against corruption in South Africa.

Unite Against Corruption, have put out a rallying call to action for people from all walks of life to join the marches on August 19, 2015 in Cape Town and Pretoria, and other related activities.

The initiative was first proposed in early June 2015 as a way to tackle corruption in South Africa. The objective of the movement is to bring South Africans together to make a public stand for an end to the corruption that Unite Against Corruption believes has eroded many aspects of South African lives: in academia, business, civil society, government, public services, trade unions and faith-based organisations. According to Unite Against Corruption, “rampant corruption threatens our fragile democracy and it is our responsibility, as the people of South Africa, to protect it.”

Unite Against Corruption presents an opportunity to bring together, in a spirit of unity, all those people who view corruption as an assault on South Africa’s Constitutional promise of equality and dignity. Unite Against Corruption believe that the broad representation within the coalition signifies that they have reached a tipping point where people are ready to overlook differences in order to protest against the damage that corruption has wrought onto the country.

The current list of supporting organisations and individuals can be found on the website at: www.uniteagainstcorruption.co.za

According to Unite Against Corruption, “rampant corruption threatens our fragile democracy and it is our responsibility, as the people of South Africa, to protect it.”

The following events form the beginnings of the Unite Against Corruption campaign:

7th August 2015, Cape Town: picket of the National Assembly in Cape Town during parliamentary debate on the ‘Nhleko report’, which found that President Zuma does not need to pay back any money for Nkandla upgrades despite the findings of the Public Protector.

19th August:

  • Pretoria (12:00): the “People’s March Against Corruption” will start from multiple locations to converge on the Union Buildings.
  • Cape Town (12:00): a mass march to Parliament will take place in solidarity with the main march in Pretoria.
  • Other Cities and Towns: South Africans are invited to organise their march or demonstration and to send details to one of the following places listed below.

Website:uniteagainstcorruption.co.za
Email:media@uniteagainstcorruption.co.za

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Thuli Ngubane: M: 079.240.4255
E: thuli@awethu.org.za
Oya Gumede M: 082.444.9468  E: oyahazelgumede@gmail.com