Tshwane Metro Police ban Save SA march to Union Buildings
TMG Digital | 2017-04-06 18:39:15.0
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Save South Africa’s march to the Union Buildings on Friday was prohibited on Thursday afternoon.
“We received the prohibition notice from the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department at 15h45 today. It stated that the march has been prohibited “due to ‘non-compliance’. No further details are given‚” said the organisation.
Save SA has in turn applied to the Chief Magistrate of Pretoria to review and set aside the prohibition. Supporters have been camped at Church Square in the city in preparation of a march in protest against President Jacob Zuma.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse and South African Communist Party were expected to also march to the Union Buildings.
“We are duty bound to ask the Magistrate’s Court to set aside this unreasonable decision in order to enable thousands of South Africans to exercise their constitutional right to march‚” said Save SA.
Save SA supporters camped out at Church Square were threatened by a group of men who burnt their banners‚ vowing to “defend Zuma” on Wednesday evening.