Update: Democratic Alliance and Scientology March in Johannesburg

We previously reported Scientology and the Democratic Alliance (DA) joined in an anti-drug march in Johannesburg, South Africa. An article in today’s issue of Johannesburg newspaper The Citizen provides additional photographs and names of some of the participants. Although the photos show the banner for Scientology’s Foundation for a Drug Free World, the participation of Scientology in the march is not mentioned.

Above is Douglas Basil, a DA candidate for the leader of Ward 68 in Johannesburg. Below, Cape Town Mayor Ptricia de Lille (center), and John Moodley (right), a member of the Gauteng Legislature.

Seen speaking below is Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of South Africa.

The leaders of the DA are calling for the re-creation of special drug units within the South African Police Service (SAPS). Scientology’s position on this issue is unknown, but entry into South African politics may be dangerous for the organization, particularly if they align against the ruling African National Congress party.

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