Cape Town – A group of student activists who walked from Cape Town to Pretoria have now reached the capital city.
Organizing under the banner of #WalkAccess, the group of 14 activists braved the1400km route in order to raise R4 million for students in need of financial aid. The initiative was a collaboration between student activists, the Elim Full Gospel Church as well as the University of Pretoria.
The journey which began in Parliament on 21 March will conclude at the Union Buildings later today where the group will hand over a memorandum of demands to an official from the Presidency.
Speaking to Vernac News on Wednesday morning, Thandolwethu Dlanga who is part of the group said that they were 2km away from the University of Pretoria.
Dlanga said that they will go past UP and then walk to the Union Buildings.
Though the walk was no easy feat Dlanga said that they were grateful that they were able to reach Pretoria without any issues, besides a few blisters from the long trek.
#Walk4Access has made a clarion call to all people in Pretoria to join the final stretch of their journey. The group will depart from the university to the Union Buildings at 10h00.
Though they have fallen shot of their target of R4m, Dlanga is hopeful that donors will avail themselves when they reach the seat of government in the afternoon.
The group’s online fundraiser had managed to raise only R4004.28 at the time of publication.
You can watch their press conference on the Vernac News Facebook page from 12h00.