#Zumamustfall marches get under way

2016-04-27 11:58
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PICS: Hundreds march for Zuma's downfall on Freedom Day

Hundreds of people across the country gather to protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for him to vacate his office.

Cape Town – Hundreds of people have started gathering in Cape Town and Johannesburg, calling for President Jacob Zuma to fall.

More than 100 people gathered outside the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on Freedom Day to participate in a march organised by various organisations.

Marchers included Right2Know, People’s Assembly, EFF, AZAPO, PAC and the Marikana Support Campaign.

Right2Know’s Godfrey Phiri told marchers they were a South Africa against corruption and looting. 

“Enough is enough. We need to build a proper democratic South Africa. We should stop politicians from calling people white and black. We are not laundry. We are human beings," he said.

Meanwhile in Cape Town, 500 people, mostly from the Zuma Must Fall movement, gathered in preparation for a march through the city centre towards Parliament.

A band called African sang Christian songs from the back of a truck and taught those gathered a song about freedom.

Those gathered carried #Zumamustfall posters and members of the Daniel Church in Maitland carried A4 pages with the words "joy", "kindness" and "Jesus".

Carol Malan was with a group from the church and said:  "We are against the corruption.”

Claire Taylor, Debbie van Niekerk and Anthea Braid had fashioned shower heads with baking foil and wore them on their heads. 

As the gathering took a more religious tone, another banner came out saying, "An appeal to heaven".

The march would start at about 11.30.

About four police vans were at the ready to keep an eye on proceedings which would go past Parliament.

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