People from all walks of life are dancing and chanting liberation songs, with others hoisting high placards reading “Away with corruption”. NGOs such as Section 27, Equal Education as well as the EFF have been seen dressed in their respective colours.
Although there is not a huge crowd at the march, hundreds of people attending are making their voices heard.
Earlier this week metal workers union said organisers of the march will be deterred by Nedlac who announced late last week that workers taking part in Wednesday’s march would not be protected.
Julius Malema and Bantu Holomisa are among hundreds of people taking part in the march against corruption in the Pretoria CBD. A similar march is also being held in Cape Town.
The march in the country’s capital, which started just after 11am, is expected to move to the Union Buildings where security is tight.
Police officers can be seen standing on the outside of the Union Buildings park. The march is also attended by people from various political organisations such as the EFF and the UDM.
Only a few Numsa members could be seen while representatives from Section 27 and Equal Education are also there. Traffic in the CBD has been affected by the march which is scheduled to end at around 3pm on Wednesday.
A secondary march which is likely to attract many workers has been billed for October 14.
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