Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of South Africa on Wednesday to protest against corruption, as public frustration grows over a government enmeshed in graft scandals and a stagnant economy.
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) led the fight to end white-minority rule, but after....
20 years in power there is widespread pessimism that the benefits of democracy have only reached a small elite.
About 2,000 people gathered in Pretoria and a similar number in Cape Town in what organisers hope will develop into a broad civic movement campaigning against corruption in the government and public services.
We are marching here against a scourge in society that is truly threatening the future of our country,” Zwelinzima Vavi, one of the march organisers and a former trade union leader, told crowds outside government buildings in Pretoria.
“We have become the most unequal land in… humanity, there is no country that tolerates so much inequality as we do.”
Marchers carried banners reading “corruption taxes the poor, we say tax the rich” and “apartheid stole the past, corruption steals our future.”
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