‘FREE the CAPE’ march to be held on ‘Freedom Day (27 April) in Cape Town.
Press statement jointly issued by the Cape Independence Advocacy Group (CIAG), CapeXit, the Freedom Front Plus, and the Cape Independence Party.
24th February 2022 (For immediate release)
It is a matter of fact that the majority of Western Cape voters have never voted for the ANC.
When President Ramaphosa finally conceded the true ‘state of the nation’ in his address earlier this month, no mention was made that for almost three decades the Western Cape has been held hostage to the disastrous policies, rampant corruption, and incompetent practices of the party he leads.
The Western Cape must be freed from the tragic consequences of decisions to which it has always been opposed.
The march will focus on five of these consequences: poverty, unemployment, racialism, lawlessness, and ANC rule.
The facts speak for themselves.
According to Stats SA, 37.1% of Western Cape residents live below the upper bound poverty line (UPBL), and at its narrowest definition 26.3% are unemployed which would rank it 177th out of 184 countries if it were already a sovereign state.
Election results demonstrate that the Western Cape supports the founding constitutional principle of non-racialism, yet it has racialism forced upon it by the national government.
In 2019, more people were murdered in the Western Cape than in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Japan combined. Many other crimes simply go unreported. Requests for provincial control of policing in the province have been dismissed out of hand by Minster of Police Bheki Cele.
Having obtained just 28.6% of the provincial vote in 2019, and 20.4% in 2021, the ANC simply cannot be allowed to continue to impose itself on Western Cape voters against their will.
The ‘Free the Cape’ march will take a circular route through Cape Town starting at the Grand Parade, passing through the CBD, the Bo-Kaap, and past District 6 where multi-faith prayers will be offered, before returning to the Grand Parade.
A petition signed by members of the public and addressed to Premier Alan Winde will then be handed over.
The petition supports the proposed ‘Electoral Commission Amendment Act’ which the Democratic Alliance have presented to parliament, and which will pave the way for a provincial referendum to be held. It also calls on the Premier to honour the commitment given by the DA prior to the recent local government elections and to include a question on whether Western Cape voters want Cape Independence.
Anyone wishing to sign the petition can do so by visiting www.freedomdaymarch.org.
Other groups, individuals, and parties are invited to join the march.