Cape Town activists march against state capture

2016-11-01 20:18
Members of the Social Justice Coalition march in Darling Street, Cape Town against state capture. (Hanlie Gouws, News24)

Members of the Social Justice Coalition march in Darling Street, Cape Town against state capture. (Hanlie Gouws, News24)

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Cape Town - The Social Justice Coalition marched on Tuesday to demand that Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane oppose any delays to the release of her predecessor's “state capture” report.

The march to the public protector and NPA’s offices in Cape Town was bolstered by other organisations, including housing crisis group Ndifuna Ukwazi.

The marchers demanded that National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Shaun Abrahams resign, and that corruption charges be reinstated against President Jacob Zuma.

They wanted South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane and his deputy Jonas Makwakwa to resign without delay and new SARS leadership installed.

The organisations said billions were spent on suspicious deals such as the multi-billion rand arms deal that led to corruption charges against Zuma and French arms company Thales. The charges were dropped amid claims of political interference in the investigation.

They feared potential corruption as South Africa aimed to build more nuclear power stations, at a cost of trillions.

“Corruption has found its way into every part of government at local, provincial, and national level,” the marchers said in their memorandum.

The march took place as the High Court in Pretoria heard applications relating to the release of Madonsela’s report.

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