The City of Cape Town today said they
did not deny permission for a coalition of farmworkers to march to Parliament
over the weekend.
Farmworkers Coalition’s Karel Swarts said
they were going to march to highlight the continuing struggles of
Swart said the city and the police said
they have a shortage of police officers.
City of Cape Town
Spokesperson Kylie Hatton said at the
meeting between the City, the South African Police services and the trust, it
was pointed out that there were two other marches planned for the same day that
they had requested.
Hatton adds that they then decided to move
their march to the 3rd
of March 2013, at that point their convener contacted the City to advice
that they wanted to postpone their march to the 23rd of March.
''They were asked to submit a cancellation and
new request, which they did, at no point were they refused the right to march,
they postponed the march on their own terms'', said Hatton.
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