Hundreds march against corruption in Cape Town

2015-09-30 12:16
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PICS: Thousands gather for nationwide anti-corruption march

Mass anti-corruption marches are being held in Pretoria and Cape Town, with the number of protesters expected to climb into the thousands. View pics of the march here.

Cape Town - Hundreds of people gathered in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday to participate in a march against corruption.

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Community leaders and programme organisers addressed the crowd planning to march to Parliament at noon as the rain came down.

"We here today because we need to raise our voices. Enough is enough!" programme manager Miles Giljam said to cheers from the gathered crowd.

"We're here to tell our society that each one of us cares. This is a beginning."

Marchers carried placards reading "Stop government theft, end corruption!" and "Enough is enough!" as they sang songs and cheered.

"Let it rain!" others shouted.

Hundreds of groups across different sectors of society gathered under the United against Corruption banner, including faith-based groups and NGOs.

"Down with corruption, down," said Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie, deputy president of Muslim Judicial Council, speaking on behalf of Western Cape Religious forum.

"I'm honoured to be here on behalf of the religious council. As religious leaders we are not just the praying priests, we are an integral part of our society.

"Today we must come together and we must stand together. There is no difference between Muslim, Christian or Jew.

"Are we united?" he asked the crowd to shouts of "yes!"

Musician Leigh Erasmus entertained the crowd with a song written for the occasion, while others played a mock game of Monopoly, built up in the street, and aimed at highlighting corruption.

The group is expected to hand a list of demands to Parliamentary leaders.

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