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SA's 'biggest march ever' against corruption in the works

Around 29 civil organisations & 8 unions are planning a march against corruption on 19 August.

The Union Buildings in Pretoria. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Civil organisations are planning to recruit thousands of South Africans to participate in a mass march to the Union Buildings to stand against corruption.

Twenty-nine civil organisations and eight unions, including the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Section 27, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) and Equal Education are planning a mass demonstration for 19 August.

They've said this is in response to what they call 'corruption denialism' by the ruling party and President Jacob Zuma's reaction to the Nkandla debacle.

Section 27's Mark Heywood said corruption has reached a tipping point and they're planning one of the biggest marches South Africa has ever seen.

"We have a dream of hundreds of thousands of people representing the full spectrum of South African society… That is what we're setting about to organise in the next two months."

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