Hundreds gather in CT, JHB to raise awareness on marijuana legalisation

Social movement Bongolong in Johannesburg teamed up with counterparts in Cape Town.

Medical marijuana plants under lighting in a grow house. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of people gathered in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Saturday to raise awareness around the legalisation of cannabis.

Social movement Bongalong in Johannesburg teamed up with counterparts in Cape Town.

The walk kicked off at 10am on Saturday morning.

The founder of the Bongalong movement, Ignaaz Richter, says the objective is to break the stigma associated with cannabis.

“Today we’re walking through a very historic part of Johannesburg. We’re starting at Mary Fitzgerald and crossing Nelson Mandela Bridge because we believe that cannabis has a place in South Africa.”

Richter says the Cape Town leg of the walk will also go to Parliament on Saturday.

“The Cape Town cannabis walk will take place at the same time and they’ll meet at Parliament, where they’ll hand over a memorandum.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)