Cosatu marches against corruption

Marchers outside the provincial legislature where they stopped on their way to Parliament.

A few hundred members of Cosatu marched through the streets of Cape Town as part of a national strike on Wednesday September 27.

Cosatu had called the march an anti- corruption march.

The marchers gathered at Keizersgracht Street from 10am in the morning. They were then addressed by Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

The marchers then walked to the Cape Town Train station to hand over a memorandum to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. After that they marched to the provincial legislature and to Parliament where they also handed over memorandums.

In a statement released by Cosatu yesterday, the union said: “South Africa is not a poor country but its citizens are poor because of poor governance, state capture and corruption. The country’s fifth administration as led by ANC President Jacob Zuma has and continues to preside over economic contraction and job-losses. Corruption has become endemic under this administration.

“The revelations by the public protector report on state capture was damning when it revealed that this current South African administration has been captured and that there is a network of the predatory elite that is engaged in the looting of state resources. This calls for all of us as workers and citizens to stand up and push back against this rot.”