The ANC Youth League announced on Thursday that they intend to march to the Western Cape Legislature on Monday 27 August 2012 to express their anger towards poor service delivery.
The league’s provincial chairman, Khaya Yozi declared Monday a holiday for Western Cape residents.
“We are officially declaring Monday a holiday for Western Cape’s citizens. No work as we make this city ungovernable. No taxis will be in operation. Those who will be on the road will be transporting people to the march, for free,” Yozi said at a press conference.
According to a report by the Independent Online, Gugulethu residents threatened to shut down the N2 and cut off traffic going in and out of Cape Town International Airport.
“By closing down the airport we will be hitting the city where it hurts. International investors won’t be able to enter the city and tourism will take a knock. We have been calling on MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madi-kizela and Premier Helen Zille to listen to our grievances, and they don’t listen. This is the only solution,” said community leader Thanduxolo Themba.
According to politicsweb, the City of Cape Town, in terms of the regulations and processes determined by the Gatherings Act has approved the African National Congress Youth League’s application to march to the Provincial Legislature on Monday 27 August 2012. Once they have reached the Provincial buildings, the ANC Youth League will hand over a memorandum to the Office of the Premier.
The Independent Online reported that Western Cape premier Helen Zille said she would personally receive a memorandum from ANCYL members during their march next week.
“I have undertaken to receive the ANCYL’s memorandum personally on condition that they withdraw their threats to make the city ungovernable,” Zille said in a statement.