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South Africans Protest Corruption in Marches in Three Cities

  • Protests taking place in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban
  • Demonstrators to demand lifestyle audits for state officials
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Several thousand people joined marches in three of South Africa’s main cities on Wednesday to protest corruption in the continent’s most-industrialized economy.

More than 350 civic-rights groups, religious organizations and labor unions backed the demonstrations in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, the first action in what organizers said will be a sustained campaign to stamp out graft.