Save SA says Zuma protest to continue despite intimidation

Save SA’s Themba Masango says everyone who takes part in the march will be protected because it is peaceful.

FILE: Save SA has organised a week long sit in at Church Square. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Save SA says its protest at Church Square in Pretoria still continues despite the acts of intimidation, apparently by Africa National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members on Wednesday night.

Save SA has organised a week-long sit-in at the square, which will culminate in a march to the Union Buildings on Friday in protest against President Jacob Zuma.

In a video presented to Eyewitness News, a group of unidentified men can be seen pointing fingers and pushing Save SA members.

Save SA’s Themba Masango says everyone who takes part in the march will be protected because it is peaceful.

“The SAPS, Tshwane Metro police and private security have been employed to make sure the march does go on and that it goes on in a peaceful manner.”

Masango says he doesn’t understand why they would be attacked, especially if their demonstration seeks to better the lives of South Africans.

“We are civilians, not politicians and non-partisan. We are just South Africans saying we’ve had enough of the status quo and state capture.”

Amid ongoing threats, Masango says the organisation’s camp and protest continues on Thursday until Friday.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)