Cape Town gives go-ahead for gatherings over Zuma, corruption

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has granted permission for the #ZumaMustFall and anti-corruption gatherings on Wednesday morning, an official confirmed.

The city’s safety and security director Richard Bosman said the planned public holiday gatherings at the Company’s Garden and outside Parliament were legal.

The Unite Against Corruption (UAC) campaign was leading the gathering in the Company's Garden as well as a march from the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg.

Both were expected to start at 10:00.

The campaign demanded that President Jacob Zuma be removed “because he had broken trust with the nation”.

It wanted the African National Congress (ANC) and business to set targets and action plans against corruption.

Protest marches have also been planned for Port Elizabeth, George, Pretoria and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Zuma faced backlash after he announced last week that he was replacing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with ANC MP Des van Rooyen.

There was a public outcry and calls for Zuma to be recalled over the move, which saw the rand plummet.

But four days after the announcement Zuma then announced another move, this time replacing Van Rooyen with Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, which saw the rand recover somewhat.

This, however, did not change peoples' sentiments that Zuma should be removed.

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