ANCYL to take march against racism to DA's doorstep

2016-01-21 12:56

Cape Town – The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape says it will be taking its march against racism on Friday right to the Democratic Alliance’s doorstep.

But it had nothing to do with the fact that the DA had marched to the ANC offices in Cape Town in December brandishing anti corruption posters, ANCYL provincial leader Muhammad Khalid Sayed said on Thursday.

The league has launched an anti-racism campaign focusing on the Western Cape, which would include a range of public meetings, informal youth gatherings, as well as Friday's march.

Sayed said they were taking the march to the DA to appeal to the party to root out racists in their ranks.

He said they knew that the party was not filled with racists and that, in fact, leader Mmusi Maimane had started a campaign against racism, but they wanted more to be done.

"It is time for them to stop protecting white domination and to fight for policy change. Because even though the leader might be against racism, nothing will change until they start changing party policies. As a democratic political party, we would like to see them in the forefront of fighting racism from within," he said.

Sayed said they planned to be peaceful, and not antagonistic, in their march.

He said their campaign was not about targeting the DA and would focus on a number of areas, including discrimination in the workplace.

The march would start at Keizergracht Street at 10:00, and end at the federal office of the DA in Mill Street.

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