UPDATE: Magistrate Grants Save SA Permission To March

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

A magistrate has overturned Tshwane Metro Police’s decision to disallow Save South Africa’s anti-Zuma march on Friday.

Earlier it was reported that Save South Africa’s march to the Union Buildings on Friday was prohibited, a claim denied by Tshwane City mayor Solly Msimang on twitter.

The organisation then sought an interdict and were granted permission to continue with the march by Pretoria’s Chief Magistrate.

“We received the prohibition notice from the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department at 15h45 today. It stated that the march has been prohibited “due to ‘non-compliance’. No further details are given‚” said the organisation.

Heywood said he was informed of the decision hours before civil society groups were due to start their demostrations.

SaveSA, Outa, and the Democratic Alliance have all mobilised civilians to stage protest action on Friday, through social media campaigns.

Protests have already begun in some parts of the country; SaveSA has been coordinating efforts to occupy Church Square since Tuesday.

Save SA supporters camped out at Church Square were threatened by a group of men who burnt their banners‚ vowing to “defend Zuma” on Wednesday evening.