ANC to make important announcements at Goodman Gallery march

2012-05-29 07:08

The ANC and its alliance partners will march to the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg today to protest against a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

“This protest will be used to advance the need for unity as a nation and to register a need for common and acceptable values,” ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said.

“At the end of the march, the alliance will make important announcements following extensive interaction with all parties involved,” he said.

The protest is against the The Spear, a painting by Brett Murray, which was defaced last Tuesday.

It was part of Murray’s Hail to the Thief II exhibition on show at the gallery.

Marchers would meet at Zoo Lake park at 8am and the march would start at 10am.

About 15 000 protesters were expected, said Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Traffic is expected to be severely disrupted, said Minnaar.

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