Mass Marches in April

Lethabo Mongalo

South Africa is calling for a National ShutDown on the 7th of April 2017, this comes after the dramatic overnight cabinet reshuffle which shocked the whole nation. The March is for all South Africans irrespective of race or political affiliations and aims for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.

A message that went viral on social media called for a national shutdown. The message urged people to join a national shut down and ended with the hashtag #ZumaMustFall and #SouthAfricaMustRise

It is now more than ever that our commitment to removing Zuma from power is more resolute – Maimane


Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has deeply divided the nation as this saw the axing of Pravin Gordon and his deputy minister from the Finance portfolio amongst other changes. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has expressed his concerns stating that the ANC that was brought up by leaders such as Nelson Mandela is now an organisation run by Zuma and the Gupta bosses; he also stated that ‘It is now more than ever that our commitment to removing Zuma from power is more resolute’. Maimane says he will lead the march to Luthuli House this Friday.

South Africans are urged to stay away from work and schools this coming Friday and take to the streets to express their loss of confidence in Zuma, ‘Our president has acted miserably, dishonestly, corruptly and horribly’ said former Con-court judge Zak Yacoob .

The organisers posted that they are working endlessly with updates on where people will be gathering in each city.

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