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Unemployed demonstrators at #DAForJobs march 'hoping for change'

Thousands of Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters on Wednesday gathered to march through the streets of Johannesburg under the banner #DAForJobs.

The party is protesting over what it regards as “government's inability to deal with unemployment”.

EWN reporter Thando Kubheka said party leadership was expected to address the demonstrators, many of whom are unemployed.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Many are holding up placards, calling for jobs. They're singing and chanting. DA leadership is expected to adress them later.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

Officials have estimated that about 16 000 people are a part of the march and have traveled from outside of the province.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

Some of them say they are part of this march because they are not working and can't find jobs. They are hoping this march will bring change.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

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