Move One Million

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Move One Million hold mass march to hand over memorandum

Move One Million’s main aim was to hand over a memorandum to remind government of the rights of all South Africans.

Move One Million

Image via: Move One Million Facebook Group

On Saturday 24 October 2020, Move One Million members were back on the streets fighting for an equal and corruption-free South Africa amongst other things. This also isn’t the first time the movers have made their voices heard. On Saturday 5 September they held a peaceful march against corruption and forms of brutality. 

This time, movers gathered to hand over a memorandum. Should there be no response from government, the movers said they will keep gathering until there is. 


The top of the agenda was to hand over a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, National Prosecuting Authority Director Shamila Batohi and Provincial Police Commissioner in Gauteng Lieutenant General Elias Mawela. 

According to organisers, the memorandum which contained basic human rights was delivered to remind those in power to uphold the constitution. 

Move One Million members, who are known as “movers” marched to Parliament in Cape Town, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg and Durban City Hall on Saturday morning. Other areas of the country also joined in solidarity.  

“Know that today, South Africans across the globe stand in unity to let the world know that our leadership has failed us. We stand here today for the acknowledgement of your responsibility to the people of this country. We stand united today for the defence and protection of the rights of all South Africans,” the memorandum read. 

“Hold accountable those whose actions, whether directly or indirectly, individually or in concert, have resulted in the destruction and capture of our government and our economy. Hold accountable those guilty of the mismanagement of government and public funds. Hold accountable those who are guilty of bribery and corruption regardless of their position or the office of power which they hold,” it continued. 


According to its Facebook page, with 569 000 members at the time of publishing, are against corruption, gender-based violence, violence, crime, murder, racism, poverty, unequal education, poor healthcare and poor governance and maintain that they stand for peaceful protests. 

Move One Million organiser Jarette Petzer said the movers also demand that government respond to the memorandum within 10 days. 

“If they don’t respond within 10 days, we will be back and we’ll keep coming back until things come right and we’re just very excited to have such an amazing turnout,” he said. 

Petzer said there were around 20 campaigns across the country along with international support.