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A view of protesters during the Move One Million protest in Cape Town.
A view of protesters during the Move One Million protest in Cape Town.
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  • A mass demonstration, organised by Move One Million, took place in towns and cities across South Africa.
  • South Africans, as well as residents overseas, took part in the call for unity.
  • The movement has demanded the government address issues like corruption and gender-based violence.

South Africans on Saturday participated in a mass demonstration across the country, to raise awareness about fraud, corruption, gender-based violence and racism.

The demonstration, organised by Move One Million, saw participation across the country, as well as the support of residents from 16 other countries.

"Since March 2020, our leaders have been patronising us, instead of protecting us.

"What began as a reasonable approach to keeping South Africa safe under lockdown has turned into a looting frenzy, in which billions of rands have gone missing," said Move One Million founder Jarette Petzer in a statement.

"Enough is enough! We reject the escalating violent crimes and gender-based violence. We reject the racial baiting and divisive narratives. We reject ongoing poverty, finger pointing, and the lack of accountability.

"The people have, for too long, obeyed a government that divides us, instead of unites us."

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A view of
A view of protesters during the Move One Million protest in Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A view of
A view of protesters during the Move One Million protest in Cape Town.
Move One Million
A view of protesters during the Move One Million protest in Cape Town.
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million.
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied

Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town's Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – while some formed human chains and motorcades.

"There have been thousands and thousands who have taken part, beyond what any of us expected. The outcome has been insane.

"Everyone has been social distancing with their masks on. Some have formed people pods, with only 10 to 15 people gathered together, some have formed human chains and others have had slow drives," said Move One Million spokesperson Joanita van Wyk.

The organisation has demanded that legal action be taken against senior government officials involved in corrupt activities and total transparency in the revision of the direct electoral process.

The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million.
The thousands of protesters gathered in towns and
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – as well as formed human chains and motorcades - in support of the mass demonstration organised by Move One Million. Supplied


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