The ANC Youth League in the Free State will hold a protest march against racism on Friday.
The league’s provincial chairperson, Makalo Mohale, says they are expecting thousands of young people around the province. The march will start at Bloemfontein’s Central Business District (CBD) and will proceed to the High Court and the Fidel Castro Building (provincial government building) and end at the Standard Bank building.
According to Mohale, the march will not be violent and will be open to anyone who opposes racism.
“We are going to deliver a memorandum to the authorities of the criminal justice system in the province, where we will be saying that the criminal justice system should be used to help us in deterring this anarchy of racism.”
A memorandum demanding the financial institution to fire economics commentator, Chris Hart, will be handed over. Mohale says if the demands are not met, they will call for government and black businesses to close their Standard Bank accounts. Hart will soon appear before the bank’s disciplinary committee, following a controversial twitter post he made, suggesting that black people had a “sense of entitlement”.