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Civil society calls for ‘The Year of the Orange Overall’

A rally held at St George's Cathedral on Wednesday, 12 February, called for 2020 to be the Year of the Orange Overall. Photo by Joyrene Kramer

More than 30 civil society organisations heeded the call by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to gather at St George’s Cathedral in central Cape Town on Wednesday, 12 February to amplify the demand that 2020 should be ‘the year of the orange overall’ for all those linked to State Capture. A day before the State of the Nation Address, the organisations called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to empower the National Prosecuting Authority to move swiftly to punish those who are guilty – in both the public and private sector. They asked him to fire those in his government who are implicated. They reiterated that the victims of State Capture are everyday citizens and ‘State Capture is a personal, daily parasite’. Read the full story later on Thursday.

Read the letter sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, signed by civil society organisations – SONA LETTER – FINAL 4

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation rallied 30 civil society organisations in Cape Town on Wednesday, 12 February 2020, calling for this year to be the ‘Year of the Orange Overall’ (the standard prison garb), for those accused of fraud and corruption. Ali Gule, national community engagement facilitator for OUTA, is in an orange overall as part of his protest. Photo by Joyrene Kramer
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation rallied 30 civil society organisations in Cape Town on Wednesday, 12 February 2020, calling for this year to be the “Year of the Orange Overall” also known as the standard prison garb, for those accused of fraud and corruption. Photo by Joyrene Kramer
‘Hold the Guptas accountable’ Photo by Joyrene Kramer
Liz McDaid, who led the resistance and eventual scrapping of the crippling nuclear deal addressed the gathering. Photo by Joyrene Kramer
Former ANC MP and activist who has been at the forefront of exposing the crooked arms deal, Andrew Feinstein, addressed the gathering. Photo by Joyrene Kramer
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