Anti-Zuma banner removed from bridge

2014-11-19 09:15
A banner hanging over a bridge in Pietermaritzburg. (Khanyisani Dlomo, The Witness)

A banner hanging over a bridge in Pietermaritzburg. (Khanyisani Dlomo, The Witness)

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Khanyisani Dlomo, The Witness

Pietermaritzburg - An anti-President Jacob Zuma banner slung over Mayor’s Walk bridge in Pietermaritzburg has been removed.

The large banner, which declared “!!!Hoot!!! Zuma must go” in white writing, had many motorists in the rush hour hooting in agreement and snapping photos with their cellphones on Monday morning.

It is not known who put the banner up or who removed it.


It sparked debate on social networks, with Zuma and ANC supporters defending him, while others called for him to resign.

On Facebook, Thulani Zulu attacked the president’s critics, saying he is going nowhere until after 2019.

“If you can’t handle that, go hang yourselves or, better still, emigrate to Canada, Australia, New Zealand or wherever foolish people like you live.”

Ntobeko Mbonambi said: “Is it really that hard for him to read between the lines? You are not doing a good job. No good story to tell now Mr President. Keep laughing.”

‏@magqib said: “Hoot for Zuma to go? Nonsense! That is noise pollution. Gwede [Mantashe] must recall him.”

Barry O’Donoghue posted on Facebook, saying he would sling the banner on the bridges over the N3, N2 and N1, while Eben van der Merwe reacted: “I am hooting, all the way from the Western Cape.”

‏@MufunwaKharivhe tweeted: “I like this #zumamustgo campaign. I am calling on all my friends and family to join.”

‏@MashSammy tweeted: “I’m also hooting. #Hoooooooooooooot #ZumaMustGo.”

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