Youth march barefoot from KZN to Gauteng in protest, #FreeKhayaCekeshe

Youth march barefoot from KZN to Gauteng in protest, #FreeKhayaCekeshe

- South African youth initiated a barefoot march from Esandlwane in Kwazulu Natal to the Union buildings in Pretoria

- The #HistoricWalk movement is led by #FeesMustFall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile

- The march will pass Leeukop prison in solidarity with Khaya Cekeshe, one of the students arrested and sentenced following the #FeesMustFall protest

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On 18th December, South African youth initiated a barefoot march from Esandlwane in Kwazulu Natal to the Union buildings in Pretoria to submit a memorandum of grievances.

Issues raised will include corruption, inequality, healthcare and policing, amongst others.

The movement, known as #HistoricWalk, is open to youth from various backgrounds, regardless of political affiliations.

The march received support from other movements and groups as well.

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It is headed up by #FeesMustFall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on how Khanyile attained his degree with a bachelor of technology in public management cum laude, despite being jailed for 6 months as a result of the protest.

In support of Khaya Cekeshe, a student who was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment following the #FeesMustFall protest, the march will also pass Leeukop prison.

The #HistoricWalk movement created its own Facebook page where it posts regular updates of the progress of the march.

They also thanked various NGOs, churches and the general public for their generosity for assisting them with food and accommodation on their travels.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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