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2012-08-27 08:11
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Cape Town - A huge police contingent is expected in the Cape Town CBD as ANC Youth League members and supporters take to the streets to march for economic freedom.

The youth league said protesters would convene at Salt River station and from there will move to Keizergracht Street in the CBD. From there it plans to march down Darling Street, left into Adderley and then turn into Wale Street where it will hand over a memorandum at the provincial legislature.

The march is expected to start at 11:00.

The league says it expects about 10 000 people to take part in the march.

The City of Cape Town’s Kylie Hatton said “demonstrators should commence their return along the same route originally followed by no later than 13:30”.

“Also according to the stipulations, the march must respect and observe all relevant laws and municipal by-laws relating to nuisance, use of loudspeakers, traffic etc. at all times,” she said.

“To this end, marshals must be appointed and deployed to supervise the demonstrators.”

‘We don’t want to ruin ANYCL image’

The ANCYL has undertaken to maintain order during the march.

Cape Metro ANCYL secretary Mfuzo Zenzile told the Cape Times it would make sure the anticipated 10 000 marchers protested peacefully on Monday morning.

"We want to ensure that there is no chaos that erupts on the day. We don't want instances that will paint the image of the youth league in a bad light," he said.

The youth league planned to stage a march on the 27th of each month, until its demands were met.

According to the report, the youth league and its allies were decrying the lack of services to poorer communities and the proposed closure of 27 schools in the province.

It was also calling for the proposed youth wage subsidy to be scrapped.

Other groups set to join the ANCYL are the ANC, Cosatu, the SA Students Congress (Sasco), the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco); the Congress of SA Students (Cosas); the Islamic Unity Convention; and taxi organisations: Congress for Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta) and Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata).

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