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    Million man march against crime

    I wonder how many will be there?
    Organisers of Tuesday's planned Million Man March in Pretoria hope criminals will get the message that the country is united against them, a spokesperson said on Monday.

    "We are expecting a lot of people. We have received messages from people saying they are coming. It does not matter if we don't get one million people," said Lydia Moleele.

    "Even if we get 400 000, it means that 400 000 people will be able to make a stand to say 'enough is enough' and that we are uniting together against this monster [crime].

    "People of all races, children, businessmen ... we want to show them [criminals] that we can give them a shake."

    Comedian and actor Desmond Dube was inspired to arrange the event after a neighbour, Bashimane Mofokeng, was killed in a hijacking.

    Moleele said people would gather at the gardens of the Union Buildings, and streets surrounding the buildings would be closed to cater for the overflow.

    The Pretoria showgrounds and the Loftus rugby ground had been set aside for parking for people who didn't want to travel into the city. Transport to the Union Buildings, at a nominal fee, would be available, she said.
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    There is also a website about this protest against crime here.
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    I'm am very interested to see how this goes.
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    Thumbs up March a Million!!

    Well done South Africa , it's about time we stand together , it is a pity we cant be there , I would have loved to feel the energy and see the commitment from my fellow South Africans .... Good Luck , I hope we reach more than a million!

    South Africans unite against crime....

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    please people - watch out for muggers and pick pocketers while marching...........and make sure your houses are locked properly because those criminals are aware that you will be away from home marching. lol

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    It's the cars in the parking lots I'm a bit worried about.

    It's a great idea for an issue that gov just doesn't seem to take seriously enough. I'm a little concerned about the lack of exposure this has received in the run-up to the event, though. First I knew about it was this morning
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    Only about 5 000 people. That's rather disappointing, I think.

    And I can't say that gov didn't put out the red carpet. Correctional Services Minister Ngconde Balfour, Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi and Provincial and Local Government Minister Sydney Mufamadi were in attendance. That is a fairly powerful delegation.

    Either not enough publicity or apathy. Maybe both.

    How on earth can we get good people to truly demonstrate their support on issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    How on earth can we get good people to truly demonstrate their support on issues?
    Have it on a weekend? Or is there a higher chance of apathy then?
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    Worth a shot, I reckon.

    I wonder if you can find anyone from parliament at the Union Buildings on the weekend, though. I suppose if it is big enough and has the exposure, they will come.
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    I have to agree on the weekend thing. He needed to involve business more for the time he held it, if he wanted it to work well. Most employers would never allow their employees to attend during working hours, I am sure. I am also confident that most of us was there in spirit.

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