The local pressure group, Mangaung Service Delivery Forum (MSDF), will take to the streets of the Bloemfontein Central Business District (CBD) on 19 January in attempt to remove illegal foreign nationals who are involved in underhanded dealings in the city.
Chairperson Potso Motoko of the MSDF, said they expect about 2 000 community members to join the march from the Lemo Mall Sports Ground to the Premier’s office, Destea, as well as the Bram Fischer Building, among others.
“The march will be a shutdown march. We will be doing night vigils during the evening, and during the day we will be picketing in front of those different offices. The Lebohang Building will not operate on that day, and the CBD will be shut down for three days.
“That is our intension, because we have been betrayed by our own government and municipality. The provincial government interventions are not assisting us. We want the president or deputy president to come and give us a programme on what will be done and when,” added Motoko.
Because they did not get the desired response from the authorities following their previous marches, they will be demanding an immediate response this time around.
Meanwhile, MSDF Secretary, Tshidi Mohlomi, said that her uncle’s family was held hostage and robbed by men alleged to be foreign nationals recently. She added that this incident forced them to fast track their plans of removing illegal foreign nationals from the Free State.