Organisers: #UniteBehind coalition march ready to go

Monday will see the first of three protests in Cape Town in the run-up to the motion of no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.

Organisers of the #UniteBehind coalition march. Picture: @UniteBehind/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – An organiser of the #UniteBehind coalition march to Parliament says it’s all systems go ahead of this afternoon’s proceedings.

Monday will see the first of three protests in Cape Town in the run-up to the motion of no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.

Former deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is expected to address marchers who'll descend on Parliament this afternoon.

Organiser Doron Isaacs says: “So it’s going to be quite an important and momentous event that brings together a very wide range of organisations and says that we need to get past this hurdle of President Zuma.

“We need to have a government that’s more accountable, less obsessed with looting public funds.”

Isaacs says they are expecting more than 5,000 people to show up.

“Our permit is for 10,000 people. We’re expecting about 5,000 to come and all the transport that we, ourselves have arranged. We’ve got people coming from remote areas and other places like Ocean View community.”

He says this march is for all people who are unhappy with Zuma and want to use this platform to address the issue.

“While it is two different marches, today and tomorrow, many of the people who are very dissatisfied with the president are themselves past or present members of the ANC.

“They want a none partisan space to express their views and we felt that was important to have someone like Mr Mcebisi Jonas to come and address us.”