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ANC CT march to go ahead

Permission has still not been granted by the municipality for Wednesday’s protest in the CBD.

FILE: Delft and Philippi protesters demand better housing outside the Western Cape High on Wednesday 22 May 2013. Picture Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The ANC on Monday said it will go ahead with a planned service delivery march to the offices of Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders in Cape Town.

Permission has still not been granted by the municipality for Wednesday's protest in the city centre.

The ANC says it expects a large crowd of supporters to attend the demonstration.

Protest organisers say they will focus on housing and will call on the DA-run city to bring an end to evictions.

Most of the marchers, which will be bussed in on the day, come from areas affected by a lack of adequate housing and poor service delivery.

Community members from Khayelitsha and Du Noon are expected to attend the picket.

The ANC's Cobus Grobler says the march is scheduled to start around 10am in Keizersgracht Street.

"The ANC will demand the release of more land for human settlement, housing and decent delivery."

Meanwhile, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's office says it is prepared to receive a memorandum on condition that a permit is issued to legalise the march.

Last October, a housing protest in the CBD turned violent when demonstrators started looting stalls.

Protesters were demanding proper housing and sanitation.