#ZumaMustFall marches across SA wrap up

2015-12-16 13:27
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PICS: Thousands gather across South Africa for #ZumaMustFall marches

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across South Africa to voice their dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma. View pictures of the marches here.

#ZumaMustFall marches in Pretoria and Johannesburg began to dwindle at midday on Wednesday.

Thousands had turned out and called for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.

At the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the crowd had shrunk to less than 200 as proceedings pushed into the afternoon.

Those that were left were busy signing petitions while others were talking about their unhappiness with Zuma.

South Africans from all walks of life sang in one voice and called on the ANC to recall Zuma.

Martin Mokoena said although he was leaving, the struggle was not over.

"We will continue with the marches until Zuma is removed. He has disgraced our country and has destroyed our economy. Zuma must fall," said Mokoena.

In Johannesburg, the support for the march had also tapered off.

Addressing the crowd earlier, ousted Cosatu President Zwelinzima Vavi had called for Zuma’s removal as head of state, as South Africans were “gatvol” of corruption. 

And in Cape Town, thousands of people gathered and began protesting in front of Parliament. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille arrived at the march, only to be told that the gathering wasn't about politicians.

They marched from Parliament through the nearby Company Gardens, then down Adderley Street and on to Green Point.

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