According to the latest news, about two thousand Cape Town residents are reported to have joined the Move One Million march in the Cape Town CBD earlier on Saturday. The group marched against farm attacks, gender based violence, corruption and poor governance in South Africa. The demonstration organized by Move One Million witnessed participation across the country.
The mass movement across the country was basically an attempt to raise awareness about fraud, corruption, gender – biased violence and racism It was supported by 16 other countries. Smaller protests took place in cities across the country, from Pretoria to Durban and East London.
Protesters gathered in towns and cities across the country – from Cape Town’s Grand Parade to the Union Buildings in Pertoria. Some were even seen forming human chains and motorcades.
“Since March 2020, our leaders have been patronizing 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 Jarette Petzer, Move One Million founder.
The movement which aimed to get one million people to take hands in peaceful protest across the country and abroad was followed by cordonement of certain streets by the police including Roeland Street with barbed wire.
“We are in a battle for the heart and soul of South Africa. We cannot allow ourselves to be paralysed by fear for one more minute. Yes, we are banged up and yes, we have been beaten down, but we are not broken. It is up to every single one of us to rise up against the people bent on trying to destroy our great nation,” the Move One Million group says on its Facebook page.
The organization 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.