- An estimated one million South Africans are set to march today against corruption in South Africa
- There are protests also planned for the United Kingdom and Australia as people prepare to raise awareness and combat corruption
- The Move One Million group has organised the peaceful protests and the group was started by Jarette Petzer, who also created the #ImStaying group on Facebook
A million South Africans are estimated to march against corruption today as part of the Move One Million movement.
The movement aims to raise awareness and combat corruption and brutality. The movement has attracted international interest and marches are expected to take place in the United Kingdom and Australia.
The Facebook group for Move One Million has over 20 000 followers. The aim of the protest is to get 1 million people to join hands in a peaceful protest across the world.
Marches are planned for Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Free State, North West, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga. Basically, across the whole of South Africa.
Social media has been flooded with pictures and videos of people taking the streets in peaceful protest.
“We are in a battle for the heart and soul of SA. We cannot allow ourselves to be paralysed by fear for one more minute. Yes, we are banged up and yes, we have been beaten down, but we are not broken. It is up to every single one of us to rise up against the people bent on trying to destroy our great nation,” reads the movement’s Facebook page.
The movement was started by the same person who created the #ImStaying page on Facebook, Jarette Petzer.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that for many years now South Africans have been fed up with corruption, lack of service delivery, and general quality of life in the country. Most recently, the corruption within the ANC regarding Covid-19 relief funds has caused an uproar in complaints from the country's citizens.
In a Twitter post, a South African born woman has advised her fellow South Africans to abandon the country and make a home elsewhere, stating that they should follow opportunities to work in other countries since the "government does not care anyways."
"Yoh guys if you have the opportunity to go work overseas do it hey, screw SA. Our government doesn’t care anyway. So?."
In other news, corruption in the South African government is at an all-time high. Billions have been looted from an emergency fund that was supposed to help combat the struggles brought along by the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Africans who are mostly up in arms with the president's failure to pinpoint and bring to justice the looters have taken to airing out their opinions about the big mess SA politicians are getting SA into.
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