Cape Town - Thousands of people from as far as Plettenberg Bay travelled to Cape Town on Wednesday morning demanding a “bottom up” approach for the annual budget.
Just hours before Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene took to the podium to deliver his first budget speech, United Front supporters marched to the gates of Parliament demanding to be included in the budget speech planning.
“We are here to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Instead of using top down approach which services the rich in this country, government must start by consulting the poor about their needs. Go to each community and find out what they would like included in the budget and do not dictate,” said Western Cape United Front acting deputy chair Wafaar Abdurahman.
The United Front led the march with smaller community organisations supporting them.