Thousands attended anti-corruption marches in South Africa on Wednesday, September 30, braving the rain in Cape Town and hot weather in Pretoria, according to reports.
UAC convener Zwelinzima Vavi says they will plan protests with concrete demands for the rest of the summer.
In response Radebe told journalists that just as they had the freedom of expression, he had the freedom to convey what government was doing about corruption.
“They’re going so see comrades. As people we’ve united against corruption and we’ve started something here”.
He said in 2019 the only view Radebe would have of the Union Buildings would be from his television, because in the 2016 local government elections, the EFF was going to give the African National Congress a run for their money.
“This is a peoples’ march against corruption”, Moira Campbell, a spokeswoman for Johannesburg-based Corruption Watch, an anti-graft unit established by the country’s biggest labor federation, said by phone.
The party yesterday supported the marches with its spokesperson Zizi Kodwa taking part in the Pretoria leg of the demonstration.
The anti-corruption activists say the march was in support of transparent funding models for South Africa’s political parties.
“I have no doubt that the recipients will take this quite seriously because this is not just a march, it’s more like a revolution against them”.
We remain emboldened by this growing support of rescuing our country from degenerating into kleptocracy as a result of corruption.
The time for government to act decisively against corrupt officials has come.
About 2,000 people gathered in Pretoria and a similar number in Cape Town in what organisers hope will develop into a broad civic movement campaigning against corruption in the government and public services.