November 2 march goes ahead as anti-state capture protest

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JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2016 - Trade Unionist Zwelinzima Vavi said the NPA's decision to withdraw fraud charges against the finance minister is very significant in the state capture saga.

PRETORIA – The Save South Africa Campaign will continue with its planned march to the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, despite charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan being dropped.

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Lawson Naidoo, of Save South Africa, explained: "The process that we had called for in Pretoria on Wednesday was under the umbrella of the people's assembly against state capture and the attempts to charge Minister Gordhan and the others was simply one part of that process...

"We are calling on everybody who was planning to come to Pretoria on Wednesday and everyone who was planning to engage in protests across the country to continue to do so."

A statement from the organisation stated that the march would be a "rally marking victory in this initial battle to protect Treasury from state capture, and consolidating the broader campaign against state capture – to stop the looting and corruption, and to restore the integrity of the state".