Thousands of DA supporters march in Joburg

JOHANNESBURG - A sea of blue made its way through the streets of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, as DA supporters marched for jobs.

Senior Democratic Alliance members, including party leader Mmusi Maimane, led the procession, which began at the Westgate transport hub.

What appeared to be camera suspended on a wire moved over the heads of marchers as they held aloft placards with slogans like "DA for jobs" and "Vote for change".

Maimane read from cue cards while looking into a camera during the march.

Earlier a plane flew overhead pulling a DA banner with the message "Together for jobs".

Some danced and sang struggle songs. Others made their displeasure with President Jacob Zuma clear by singing "Fokof Zuma".

The thousands ranged from youngsters in their 20s, to men and women in their 50s and 60s. 

Some women in the crowd said they were taking part in the march because they wanted to see their children getting jobs and helping their families.

When Maimane arrived before the march, he danced and high-fived some of the marchers.

As the crowd make its way through the streets, people came out of office buildings to witness the spectacle.

    Comments (5)

    i hope thats what we want from our zim opposition leaders. we want action from our leaders

    chaita clemence - 27 January 2016

    yes, we want action!!!!!!!!!!

    francis - 28 January 2016

    You want action from your leader whilist you will be doing what. WE ALL NEED TO BE ACTIVE. Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, Dr Makoni, Prof Ncube and many a few more wont effect a anything vari10 or so.

    T1 - 28 January 2016

    It is legitimate to demand action from leaders, but in Zimbabwe's case, we do not have leaders. We have thugs holding the nation at ransom in the name of what they say is their payback time for having survived during the liberation struggle. I wonder what will be the compensation for our dear brothers who died fighting the colonialists. Zimbabwe has no leadership and this the cause for the unending suffering of the innocent citizens.

    Zvichapera - 28 January 2016

    for sure it is high time we should stand up and say enough is enough being soft with bad governance of the system is killing us look were all these pipo in power live check the cars which they are driving damt how about the ordinary pipo who they claim are important when they are campaigning for votes afta dat zvatopera rise up Zimbabwe rise up

    mukanya - 18 February 2016

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