PRESS ADVISORY: PEOPLE’S CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY ON 16 APRIL 2016
Johannesburg – A broad initiative of Civic organisations, faith based-organisations, social movements and activists, born on the steps of the Constitutional Court on 6 April 2016 united us to host the People’s Consultative Assembly for Democracy on Saturday 16 April in Soweto.
South Africans from diverse backgrounds have united under one banner for equality and social justice to call for President Zuma to step down. The People’s Assembly was founded by ordinary people and people’s movements and organisations to rise up, raise their voices and defend our democracy.
We call on all the concerned and affected people living in South Africa to join the dialogue for national actions on27 April 2016. ‘’Freedom Day April 27 is around the corner. We call on everyone to make this a day of action. This year we must use Freedom Day to reclaim a freedom that has been stolen by Zuma and his cronies’’ said Duma Gqubule, spokesperson of the People’s Consultative Assembly.
Events are being organised country wide creating platforms. From villages, townships, places of worshipping, informal settlements, sports clubs and cultural platforms to seek solutions for securing the resignation of President Zuma.
“We call on all South Africans to join the initiative to discuss the problems affecting the country but also to prepare for country wide actions on 27 April. We must use this day to reclaim our hard fought freedom’’ concluded Ferrial Adam from People’s Consultative Assembly
The details for Saturday are as follows:
Date: 16 April 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Place: UJ Soweto Campus, Old Potch Road, SOWETO
GPS: 26°25’94.65″S 27°92’13.23″E
This is a call to action, this is a call for South Africa to rise and defend our democracy and freedom. Ke Nako! Now is the time for people to act.
Issued by the coalition for People’s Consultative Assembly
Duma Gqubule 084-0814105
Ferrial Adam 074-1813197
Ethel Williams-Abrahamse 078-7541223