Malema hands memo to JSE

2011-10-27 18:07

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema handed a memorandum of grievances to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Thursday.

"The people who are stealing our wealth must come on stage," Malema said from the back of a truck converted into a stage outside the JSE in Sandton.

"Down with white capital monopoly," he chanted.

The crowd chanted "Juju, Juju".

An official from the JSE received the memorandum from Malema at 17:15.

"Thank you for the opportunity. We will take your demands to the executive," he said.

This upset the crowd who started singing Dubul'ibhunu (shoot the boer), which has been declared hate speech by a court.

"Our demands are clear and they must respond as soon as possible," Malema said.

"We have come peacefully and we hope they can respect that."

Malema said the crowd of thousands would rest for about an hour before continuing their trek to Pretoria.

"From here we are going to Pretoria. Every 10km we are going to stop and rest," he said.

Thandi Maseko, 50, from Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, said she had been waiting at the JSE since the morning after travelling there by bus.

She had lived in a shack for five years and lived in Thembelihle for 21 years.

"I hope my involvement in this march will make it possible for me to get a house. We are not supporting Malema here, we are taking part in a march to bring changes in our country."

She said she would travel to Pretoria by bus to join in the rest of the marchers.

Malema visited Thembelihle last week to drum up support for the "economic freedom" march. Some marchers vowed to walk to Pretoria, while others said they were too tired.

"I can't, I'm too tired," said a man wearing an ANC hat and an ANC fleece blanket around his neck.

The plan was to walk to Pretoria, about 50km from Johannesburg, where a night vigil was expected to be held. The group intended converging on the Union Buildings on Friday.

- SAPA
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