AS IT HAPPENED: Opinions divided over #BlackMonday

2017-04-03 10:12

View all the latest from the #BlackMonday campaign and various press conferences across South Africa.


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03 Apr 15:03

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'I don't see this as a good action because it is totally passive. In the meantime, Zuma continues to smile and laugh.

For an action to bear fruit, it should engage full society in targeting at least 60% of the population.  

From my point of view, only one way to make Zuma and his government fall: Stop paying our taxes in diverting them to an attorney's account for safeguarding till a new head of state and ministers are in place and prove they deserve our money.' News24 user Maurice Jaumain

03 Apr 14:50

I’m not here for your #BlackMonday, writes Carmen Williams.

'I saw the call to wear black today, but I decided not to join in.


Because I don’t want to. 

I don’t want to wear black now with the same people who think that #FeesMustFall isn’t important and is just about young people trying to get things for free.'

03 Apr 14:47

R2K Statement on Cabinet Reshuffle: Real Democrats Must Stand Up!

'As an organisation that stands for a democratic society based on the will of the people, the Right2Know Campaign shares the outrage that is engulfing the country in the wake of President Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle.

The President cast out those who had opposed his assault on democratic values or who no longer served his purpose.

We have every reason to believe this purge had nothing to do with serving the people of South Africa and everything to do with President Zuma’s programme of eroding institutions of democratic accountability for personal gain.'

03 Apr 14:45

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03 Apr 14:07

South Africans Are Being Urged To Shut Down The Country on Friday And Take To The Streets

A social media campaign calling on South Africans to shut down the country on Friday and take to the streets is being monitored by police.

The campaign, which went viral over the weekend, called on everyone to take part in the national shutdown: "Do not go to work, or to school or do anything unless you're taking to the streets in protest.

03 Apr 14:03
Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi defends cabinet reshuffle by president Jacob Zuma as something that has been done by presidents before him.

03 Apr 13:46

South Africans yearning for govt that serves interests of the people - Ramaphosa

In a clip on news website Eyewitness News, Ramaphosa said South Africans should not be fearful of events that were taking place.

03 Apr 13:30

03 Apr 13:28
Mpofu: We are galvanizing society to say enough is enough.. Please save our country, time has come now.

03 Apr 13:27

03 Apr 13:27
Lekota: Nobody has the right to instruct MP's on how to vote. You cant hide from the responsibility

03 Apr 13:24
Lekota: You cant vote like a herd of cattle When you vote, you carry consequences of your vote.

03 Apr 13:24
Maimane: Intelligence report (used by Zuma to fire ministers) is nonsense. It must go to parliament & be interrogated.

03 Apr 13:23
Maimane: We have requested an urgent meeting of parliament at most appropriate time. Should she refuse, we will take action.

03 Apr 13:23
Maimane: Nobody is calling for regime change, we want someone who will uphold constitution.

03 Apr 13:23

03 Apr 13:22
Lekota: we are being governed like National Party was governing under apartheid with no regard to constitution.

03 Apr 13:22
Lekota: ANC has supported Zuma every step of way, today we have challenge to bring SA back to constitutional route.

03 Apr 13:21

03 Apr 13:21
EFF: IF ANC members vote they still have confidence in Zuma, so be it, let them tell the people of SA.

03 Apr 13:21
EFF Mpofu: Its not an anti-ANC thing, even stalwart Ahmed Kathrada said Zuma must step down.

03 Apr 13:20
ACDP Meshoe says even members of ANC agree that there is a crisis. This is not a futile exercise.

03 Apr 13:20
Maimane: Opposition parties are united for Zuma to go, choice for South Africans have to make is its Zuma or SA, two cant coexist.

03 Apr 13:19
Maimane: Motion is not about removing ANC, it was elected, we want someone else, elected from parliament. We want Zuma removed.

03 Apr 13:19

03 Apr 13:19
Maimane: We will always put people first, we agreed to initiate a national day of action to union buildings.

03 Apr 13:18
Maimane: extraordinary times demand we show united front as opposition, constitution of republic must always come first.

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03 Apr 13:13
Gigaba: I don't come here with preconceived ideas. I come here with only one mandate: lead Treasury to manage country's finances. 

03 Apr 13:08
Life will move on after the shock and uncertainty, says Gigaba.

03 Apr 13:06
The institutions we have built are solid.The NT is a solid institution with competent and skilled officials. - Gigaba

03 Apr 13:05

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03 Apr 13:00
"South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, poverty, unemployment and inequality is what should be fought against, I fail to understand why are  not focusing on those pressing issues." - News24 user Vusi Sibiya

03 Apr 13:00
 "I support #BlackMonday because Zuma’s recent decisions will affect ALL South Africans, black, brown or white, rich or poor, employed and unemployed for YEARS to come. A downgrade to the country's rating will have disastrous effects on our economy and livelihoods." - News24 user Lesley Damons

03 Apr 12:49

SARS collects revenue of over R1.14trn

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) collected R1.144 tr for the 2016/17 financial year, according to SARS commissioner Tom Moyane. 

03 Apr 12:43
Sars supports the tax ombudsman's probe into systems, over VAT refunds - Moyane

03 Apr 12:41

03 Apr 12:41
Moyane says complaints about outstanding refunds have not gone unnoticed.

03 Apr 12:40
Moyane will address "elephant in the room"- refunds.

03 Apr 12:34

03 Apr 12:34
Suggestions are "baseless, unfairly subjective and devoid of facts" - Moyane

03 Apr 12:34
Moyane takes aim at media reports "eroding the integrity" of Sars.

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