CAPE TOWN – At least 18 000 people and 5 000 vehicles have gathered at Kanonkop, a farm in Klapmuts near Stellenbosch in protest against farm murders.
The City of Cape Town’s Richard Bosman said the group “Genoeg is Genoeg” (Enough is Enough) was given a permit to stage demonstrations on Sunday, but the number of people gathered has far exceeded what the City planned for.
Bosman said the protesters are expected to head into the Mother City later on Monday morning. They will head towards Joostenbergvlakte and will use Voortrekker Road, through to Bellville; Parow, Goodwood, Kensington and the Maitland area to head into Cape Town at 9 am.
The farmers have called on all South Africans to wear black in commemoration of those killed on farms.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) will accompany the protesters. Bosman said the gathering, so far, was peaceful.
He said Capetonians can expect major traffic delays, despite the group not using the N1.
African News Agency/Iol