Black Friday: ANC launches anti-racism, police brutality campaign

Black Friday: ANC launches anti-racism, police brutality campaign

- President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the ANC and its allies in the launch of their Black Friday anti-racism campaign

- Taking place this week, the campaign is zeroing in on anti-racism and acts of brutality carried out by law enforcement

- This will be aimed at SA's own security forces which stand accused of the deaths of citizens during lockdown

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The ANC, led by the President, and its alliance partners have chosen to take a stand along with the rest of the world.

The Citizen reports that the Black Friday campaign will be taking place tomorrow and will be advocating anti-racism while placing security forces in the spotlight.

This comes as the world unites against racism after the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of US police officers last week.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte explained that the campaign will be launched on Friday at 7 pm.

READ ALSO: George Floyd: 4 Officers responsible facing new criminal charges

The campaign will stand in solidarity with Americans but also aims to highlight racism in SA:

“Racism in South Africa is alive, it’s something we need to campaign against and internalise in the psyche of our nation. It is something we are struggling with."

Bheki Ntshalintshali, COSATU general-secretary, says that people will be wearing black as a part of the campaign:

“It shows solidarity with the victims, that they are not alone. That together we stand. It also sends a message to the perpetrators that there are many people outside who say your actions are not warranted." reported that the four police officers responsible for the 46-year-old's death are now facing fresh charges, with calls for bail to be set at an unobtainable $1 million each.

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