Tomorrow is also Africa Day and the aim of the march is to reduce conflict and violence on the continent. The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) celebrates this day along with Members of Parliament, religious organisations, the police band, local schools and the youth of Cape Town.
The starting point of the walk will be at the Albert Luthuli Plaza, moving towards the Civic Centre from 10am until 2pm.
Africa Day is meant to acknowledge the work of the AU (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) since its establishment on May 25, 1963. Africa has fought continuous wars, and tomorrow will be about reflecting on its achievements and on uniting Africans.
“As IPYG, we have contextualised the need for peace in Africa as we celebrate the Declaration of World Peace. This celebration stands in solidarity with Africans as the hope of Africa, and IPYG is the same, so we want everyone to realise that they have a role to play as peace cannot be achieved by one person alone,” said Chipo Magombo, a co-ordinator at IPYG.