Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thousands join ANC Youth League’s march

By Lelethu Mquqo
27 October 2011


The ANC Youth League has blamed taxi delays for the fact that its economic freedom march in Johannesburg started four-hours late. It was supposed to kick off at eight this morning.

Spokesperson Floyd Shivambu says around five-thousand protestors descended on Beyers Naudé Square and many more are still joining the mass action.

Scores of law enforcers are maintaining order along the route to the Chamber of Mines and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Observers have reacted to the protest by pleading for discipline.

Econometrix economist Zandile Makhoba warns that local and international investors could be scared off should violence erupt.

Makhoba adds that investors want the assurance that their money will be safe, should they invest in the country.

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