South Africa

In photos: Pretoria’s anti-corruption march

By Greg Nicolson & Siboniso Mncube 30 September 2015

After two delays, the anti-corruption march, supported by hundreds of groups under the banned Unite Against Corruption, took place on Wednesday. GREG NICOLSON and SIBONISO MNCUBE were there taking pictures.


Photo: A young boy in Burgers Park carries a Poor People’s Movement banner before the march. The group was one of many that came out to march on Wednesday. (Siboniso Mncube)


Photo: A marcher stands in front of signs that reads ‘corruption is killing’. Linking corruption to issues of service delivery was a key theme on Wednesday. (Siboniso Mncube)


Photo: While leaders of the march were keen to speak about the importance of different religious groups adding their support, a man holding a sign reading ‘Atheists Against Corruption’ was also there, showing the diversity of the supporters. (Siboniso Mncube)


Photo: Section27 executive director Mark Heywood, one of the influential organisers behind the march, addresses the crowd at the Union Buildings. (Siboniso Mncube)


Photo: Former Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi also addressed the crowd at the Union Buildings. (Siboniso Mncube)


Photo: A marcher raises his fist in front of the South African flag at Burgers Park while waiting for the event to begin. (Greg Nicolson)


Photo: Vendors watch the protesters in Pretoria. Ice-creams and water were in demand on Wednesday as marchers literally felt the heat. (Greg Nicolson)


Photo: A Congress of the People supporter marches through Pretoria as 4,000 people from diverse groups supported the anti-corruption march. (Greg Nicolson)


Photo: Before the march got under way, a group with T-shirts proclaiming ‘Long Walk to Freedom From Corruption’ took selfies in the park. (Greg Nicolson)


Photo: The anti-corruption march proceeds towards the Union Buildings. (Greg Nicolson)


Photo: Three members of the clergy stand in the dusty Union Buildings gardens and listen to the speeches. (Greg Nicolson)


Main photo: Centre, Bishop Jo Seoka, Julius Malema and Bantu Holomisa lead the anti-corruption march through Pretoria. (Greg Nicolson)


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