'No more illegal marches in CT'

The Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement has called off all illegal marches and protests.

Scores of illegal protesters march through the street as they in Cape Town on 27 February 2014. Picture: Tertia van Rensburg/iWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement has announced it has called off all illegal marches and protests.

Ten demonstrators are currently facing charges in court after participating in prohibited action in Cape Town last week.

Movement leader Andile Lili yesterday slammed what he called hefty bail amounts of R1,000 for each protester.

Lili says the bail ruling by the Cape Town Magistrates Court is unfair because the 10 protesters in custody are all poor people fighting for their rights.

None of them have been able to raise the R1,000 bail and remain behind bars.

Lili says an appeal for bail of R500 has been ignored.

The arrests took place after police prevented hundreds of protesters from embarking on an illegal march in Cape Town last week.

Lili says they have now abandoned all plans to march in the City Centre until a permit is granted.