A total of 16 countries will take part in a global mass march with South Africa next Saturday in protest against the South African government. It is part of the Move One Million awareness campaign, which seeks to shed light on the government’s corrupt political system.
According to a statement issued by Move One Million, anyone wishing to take part in the march can march in convoy with their vehicles in their respective cities and towns on 5 September at 10:00.
The march is organized by this campaign group and they join hands with groups such as Stop Farm Murders Movement, Ride to Freedom, #OurVoices, #ShutSADown, SA Women Fight Back, #ServeUsPlease, #SaveOurJobs, #TourismMatters and Mosadie Gives Back.
According to the statement, people in countries such as Portugal, Mexico, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Dubai, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Uganda, Madagascar, Ireland, Scotland and England in solidarity with South Africa in their respective countries participate in the mass march.
“We appeal to members of all 11 official language groups to stand together on this day and make their voices heard. We encourage people to make as much noise as possible and to fly their flags and banners in the air, ”says Jarette Petzer, founder of the Move One Million movement.
Petzer says that with this march, their goal is to unite one million people in a peaceful protest around the world against the discrimination, inequality, fraud, corruption and violence that prevail in South Africa and its government.
“On that day, we encourage people to put their differences aside and stand together as one nation against our government. Either we stand together as one nation, or we are divided as individuals. We can no longer stand and watch our government do nothing. ”
Petzer says South Africans are slowly but surely starting to lose their faith and trust in the government. He refers in particular to the PPE scandal and corruption that erupted in government at the time of secession.
“Where the government had to look after our citizens during the isolation, officials rather put billions of rands in their own pockets.”
Petzer says South Africans are also fed up with the rising violent crimes and gender-based violence. “We reject racial discrimination. We reject continued poverty, finger pointing and the lack of accountability, ”he says.
According to Petzer, the Move One Million campaign will be the largest of its kind in the world. He says they will also launch more national campaigns over the next 20 months before the election.
“We demand that legal action be taken against senior government officials involved in corrupt activities. We also demand that members of the public, locally and internationally, gain total transparency in reviewing our direct election process. We demand that the government be accountable to the true custodians of this country, the people of South Africa. ”
Visit the Move One Million Facebook page here for more information.