ANC granted permit to march in CT

More than 2,000 protesters are expected to join the march in the city centre.

FILE: Housing protesters make their way in the Cape Town CBD on 30 October 2013. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Permission has been granted for a planned protest in the Cape Town CBD, the Western Cape ANC revealed on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 protestors are expected to join the march against a lack of adequate housing and service delivery in Cape Town townships.

The ANC is expected to march through the streets of the city centre to hand over memoranda of demands to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

The party's Cobus Grobler says the council must also put an end to unlawful evictions.

"The ANC says it's time to change the Western Cape and what is happening here. We don't want apartheid-style inferior services."

Meanwhile, Metrorail says supporters wearing ANC T-shirts or carrying pamphlets and posters will be allowed to use its services at no cost during off-peak hours on Wednesday.