'Heat must fall' - ANCYL anti-racism march

2016-01-22 12:34

Cape Town - About 200 ANC Youth League supporters gathered in the blazing heat for an anti-racism march to the DA's offices in Cape Town on Friday.

"We are here to show that we are against racism and to get the DA to remove the racists in their midst," said Unathi Tshotshwana, league convener in the Dullah Omar region.

The march got underway shortly after 12:00. The ANC's Western Cape leader Marius Fransman was in attendance.

The league believed the DA was taking the Western Cape back to apartheid by ensuring that white suburbs were well-maintained and black suburbs neglected. 

A handful of riot police sweating in their layers of armadillo-like gear watched from a distance, many of whom were seen at the #feesmustfall student protests.

Friday's march was organised in reaction to the Zuma Must Fall banner erected in Kloof Street last week, racist social media posts, and other racially offensive statements.

The slogan on the back of T-shirts handed out urged voters to register for the municipal elections.

The ANC was determined to win the elections in the province and take over the running of municipalities.  

The march was supposed to have started at 11:00 but by noon people were still arriving. One marcher struggling with the heat quipped "heat must fall".

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