Amanda Watson
News Editor
1 minute read
5 Jun 2014
10:19 am

ANC Youth League to march in Rosebank

Amanda Watson

Police are expecting about 3 000 ANCYL marchers to take part in this mornings protest at the Mail & Guardian offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Police monitoring the area where the ANC Youth League will march. Picture: Amanda Watson

The ANCYL said the M&G is “one of the media houses which have become willing propagandist of a counter-revolution against the ANC in support of the opposition”.

This follows an editorial by the newspaper in which it told readers to vote in the May general election to narrow the party’s “majority by swelling the opposition vote and even, in some provinces, forcing the ANC to rule in coalition”.

The marchers are gathering at Wyndham Park in Dunkeld from where they will march to the M&G offices on Jan Smuts Avenue.

Metro police spokesman Superintendent Wayne Minnaar confirmed the marchers have permission but for the most part will be kept off the busy main road and confined to back streets.

M&G online editor Chris Roper said he expects the ANCYL to be outside the office at 11am.