United Front to march to parliament to demand a People’s Budget

Numsa’s Deputy General Secretary KARL CLOETE and United Front’s Western Cape leader WAFAA ABDURAHMAN will lead a march to the chambers of class rule – South Africa’s parliament, tomorrow, Wednesday 25 February 2015, at 11am, Cape Town, Western Cape province.
A throng of 5 000 marchers, drawn from the structures of the United Front member organisations will converge at Kaizergracht Street, (behind Good Hope Centre) and march to parliament to hand-over a Memorandum of demands to the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene. A representative from the National Treasury will receive the Memorandum of Demands, on behalf of the Minister of Finance Nene and SA government.
We have tactically decided to march during the Budget Day, to emasculate and blow away the ideological fog of “We are moving South Africa forward” or “Siyaqhuba”, whilst the National Budget always favours the rich, amidst the triple crisis of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The march is part of a series of campaigns of the United Front, as mandated by the historic and groundbreaking People’s Assembly held last December 2014, to fight against government’s Austerity measures; and demand People’s Budget that meets the needs of the working class and the poor. Similar actions or marches will also take place in all provinces during the Provincial Budget Speeches.
A number of social movements; issue based; community; faith based and youth organisations will deliver messages of support and solidarity.
The details are as follows:
DATE         : Wednesday 25 February 2015
TIME : 11H00am
VENUE       : Kaizergracht Street (behind Good Hope Centre), Cape Town, Western Cape 
Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and report.
Wayile Zanoxolo, United Front National Working Committee (NWC) Member, 0823048523