FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS DECLARE SUPPORT FOR MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION

The last week has seen a significant growth in support for Unite against Corruption and the planned anti-corruption marches. In particular, faith-based organisations have responded to our call to provide moral leadership in the fight against corruption.

In order for the marches to be as inclusive as possible the organisers have changed the final date for the mass marches and day of action against corruption from 23 September to Wednesday 30 September.  The reason for this change is that the earlier date coincides with two important religious festivals – Eid-al-Adha and Yom Kippur – which would prevent thousands of Muslim and Jewish supporters from attending the marches, for which many people from these faiths have expressed support.

We deeply regret the inconvenience that the postponement will cause, but feel it is vital to involve and encourage as many of South Africa’s people from its diverse communities to join the marches. We are particularly enthused by this growth of support from faith-based organisations, and recognise the importance of securing the participation of these groups in a spirit of unity. A meeting with senior Muslim leaders has been planned for this week.

Meanwhile the mobilisation for the marches continues without interruption and support is growing daily. We urge all those who are enraged at the levels of corruption in our country to continue to campaign to ensure that the attendance on the new date – 30 September – is as huge as the gravity of the problem is serious.

FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN ONLINE & PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT AT:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mark Heywood          M: 083.634.8806         E: heywood@section27.org.za

Miles Giljam               M: 079.574.2926          E: milesgiljam@mac.com

Patrick Craven            M: 061 636 6057         E: patrick.craven@gmail.com

 

Unite against Corruption is a broad consortium of organisations and individuals from academia, civil society, faith-based organisations, the private sector and trade unions. The consortium presents an opportunity to bring together, in a spirit of unity, all those people who view corruption as an assault on our Constitution’s promise of equality and dignity. It is an initiative free of association with particular individuals or political parties.