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Cosatu will today take to the streets of 13 South African cities to protest against state capture and corruption.
“This strike is about sending a message to both government and private sector that as workers and citizens, we are tired of corruption. We are standing up tomorrow against the cancer of corruption that is eroding our gains and also undermining our democracy,” the union wrote in a statement.
Prior to the march, Cosatu published leaflets on Twitter of its proposed routes for each city, including the likes of Queenstown, Mafikeng and Nelspruit.
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Although road closures in some city centres aren’t guaranteed, we nevertheless plotted the proposed routes on Google Maps for the country’s three major economic hubs.
Below is how the proposed march routes could affect your commute on Wednesday.
During the flagship march, Cosatu will visit Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s office, Bank City, the provincial Department of Labour, the Chamber of Mines, and the office of the Premier.
Notably, Rissik and Simmons streets will be affected.
While Mashaba suggested that protestors should also visit the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, there have been no official reports of its addition to the route.
The march in Cape Town is set to begin at 10am, with around 10 000 people in attendance.
The march will begin in Kaizergracht Street, proceed down Darling Street, and culminate at Parliament. A memorandum will also be handed over at PRASA’s headquarters and the Provincial government offices in Wale Street, which could also see Adderley, Strand and Buitenkant streets affected.
The march is set to dissipate by 3pm.
Cosatu is expecting over 15 000 people at its Durban march, which will begin at King Dinizulu Park, and terminate at Durban’s City Hall.