16th June, 2010
Thousands march to protest World Cup spendingThousands of South Africans staged a march Wednesday to protest lavish spending on the tournament, the sacking of security staff, and sundry other complaints against Fifa.
There is widespread anger among South Africans towards FIFA whose demands for a smooth-running tournament has seen the government pour 33 billion rands (4.3 billion dollars, 3.5 billion euros) into World Cup preparations. “Get out FIFA mafia!” chanted the crowds in a Durban park. Some 40 percent of the population in South Africa live on less than two dollars a day.