The Land Party says its legal team will challenge the Overstrand Municipality’s, in the Western Cape, decision not to grant them a permit to march against racism.
Party leader Gcobani Ndzongana says it is important to highlight what he says is rampant racism in the town.
The municipality says in a statement that permission was not granted due to a risk of conflict and injury, among other things. The three-day Whale Festival, which is a major tourist attraction for the coastal town, started on Thursday.
Ndzongana is, however, adamant they planned a peaceful march.
“Something very important we have to raise; the municipality does not give permission to any political party or people to have a march. They were just issuing the statement so that they can distance themselves to say, ‘we don’t support what is happening here.’ They don’t have a right to even issue that statement, but at the end of the day, everybody has a right to free speech.”
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