Update: Ses'khona members gather to march after delay

Earlier leaders told EWN they ran late due to transport issues.

FILE: Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement members taking part in a protest. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement march is nearly underway.

Demonstrators have started gathering along Keizergracht Street in the Cape Town City Centre ahead of a protest march.

Demonstrators are trickling in to the CBD, many standing along Keizergracht Street, waiting for further instructions under the watchful eye of heavily armed police officers.

They seem ready for anything.

Ses'khona marches have in the past turned chaotic.

The demonstrations has been delayed due to transport issues.

The group is planning to protest against various issues, including racism.

This is one of several planned marches ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (Sona) this evening.

Earlier this morning, the march was delayed by an hour and not a single protester was in sight.

Seskhona leaders told Eyewitness News they were running late as they were still arranging transport.

Meanwhile, barbed wire has been placed along the protest route.

South African Police Service (SAPS) members, law enforcement and traffic officials are already out in full force ahead of the gathering.

The president is set to make his address in Parliament at 7pm this evening.