"We love Zuma but down with him," chanted a group of about 50 protesters at the gates of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, during a rally against the implementation of the so-called Secrecy Bill.
By Jerry Chifamba as published by our top partner allAfrica
President Jacob Zuma's government is behind the controversial Protection of State Information Bill which will limit access to government information in South Africa.
In their red and white Right2Know T-shirts, the protesters sang struggle songs, dancing and whistling.
The group was made up of representatives from different organisations – Right2Know, Equal Education, Methodist church pastors – among others.
Co-ordinator of the event Mark Weinberg said: "If Zuma approves the bill, we will then take it up to the constitutional court. We won't quit up until the people's demands are heard."[reltaed-articles]
Chairperson of the South African Editors' Forum's media freedom committee and Mail and Guardian editor, Nic Dawes, was among those at the march. Dawes said that he will help fight against the passing of the bill because he regards it as illegitimate. "We will continue campaign against this unlawful bill and go on with this fight, which still has a long way to go," he said.
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