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ANCYL accused of violating protest conditions

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the ANCYL has violated two conditions attached to its protest march.

A protester holds up a placard during the ANCYL march through Cape Town on 27 August 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Mayor Patricia de Lille said the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has already violated two conditions attached to Monday's march to the provincial legislature.

The League is protesting against poor service delivery, the DA youth wage subsidy and the possible closure of 27 schools in the Western Cape.

Participants were supposed to assemble at Keizersgracht from around 10am, but de Lille said the group gathered at Salt River Station instead.

She said marchers also failed to adhere to time frames stipulated in their application by starting too late.

"I'm very disappointed because this is blatant disregard for the stipulations set out in the march approval in terms of the Gathering Act."

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters are still waiting for Premier Helen Zille to accept their memorandum of demands.

Instead of apologies and retractions, protesters demanded the streets of the Cape be occupied by the poor.

A Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) representative lashed out at Zille's administration for not creating enough jobs.

The ANCYL's Magdalene Moonsamy threatened to charge her with genocide.

The crowd erupted into chants calling on Zille to personally accept the memorandum.

There is a strong police presence in the city centre.