Pro and anti-Zuma marchers gather across South Africa

2017-08-08 11:48

Cape Town - Crowds in support of, and against President Jacob Zuma, are gathering on the Grand Parade in the Cape Town city centre ahead of the vote of no confidence in him set to take place on Tuesday afternoon.

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The groups are expected to march to Parliament.

There is a high police presence in the Cape Town city centre.

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Security officers are stationed on the Grand Parade and earlier a police vehicle with coils of barbed wire was stationed near Parliament.

A police helicopter circled above the city bowl at one point.

Zuma supporters, as well as scores of those who want him removed as president, have also gathered in other parts of the country including in Johannesburg and Durban.

In Durban North, DA supporters grouped together and chanted: "Zuma must go."

Viewing areas for the vote have been set up around the country.

Democratic Alliance supporters started arriving at the Eldorado Park stadium in Johannesburg on Monday morning.

On Monday, National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete announced that the vote of no confidence in Zuma will be done through a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Read more on:    da  |  jacob zuma  |  cape town  |  politics  |  parliament 2017

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