Anti-xenophobia march gets go-ahead
The Johannesburg metro police department’s banning of an anti-xenophobia march planned for Human Rights Day has been overturned by the high court.
This means Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia is free to proceed with the march on Saturday, should it wish to do so.
The court challenge was argued by advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, appointed with the assistance of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of SA.
TimesLIVE previously quoted Kopanang organiser Trevor Ngwane as saying the aim of the march was “to show our solidarity to SA-born people and those who were not born in SA with those who are under attack.
“We believe the attacks against immigrants from other parts of Africa are not only unfair, but are also an attack on international solidarity. It is a threat to what we have built in SA, which is a society based on democratic principles, fairness, gender equality and many other basic human rights.”
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