Today, up 10 000 protesters are expected to take to the streets of central Cape Town, as part of the planned #CosatuStrike.
Thousands of individuals around the country will be partaking in the strike, with COSATU embarking on a nationwide ‘shutdown’ against state capture and corruption – an attempt to halt the country’s economy.
Here in Cape Town, the City has approved the march of up to 10 000 protesters.
The participants will gather at 11:30am and move down Darling Street, turning right into Buitenkant Street, then turning into the station side of Strand Street – between Adderley and Buitenkant Street – before handing over a memorandum to PRASA (The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa).
After the handing over of the memorandum, protesters will then head back on Wale Street into Adderley Street, taking right turns into Bureau, Plein and Spin streets, making their way towards National Parliament.
Finally, the group will move onto Roeland Street and then into Buitenkant Street, before returning to Darling Street and finally ending at Keizergracht Street. The march is expected to disperse by 3pm. At the time of writing, no road closures have been planned.
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