SUNDAY TIMES - IN PICTURES: South Africans come out in droves to join anti-Zuma countrywide marches
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Sunday Times News By TMG Digital, 2017-04-07 10:42:21.0

IN PICTURES: South Africans come out in droves to join anti-Zuma countrywide marches

Protesters say 'Zuma must Fall'
Image: Roxanne Henderson

A national shutdown is taking place today to push President Jacob Zuma to quit despite government warnings that protesters engaging in civil disobedience would face "the full might of the law".

Standard and Poor's Global Ratings cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status.

The ratings agency decided that President Jacob Zuma plunged the country into an economic crisis with his recent cabinet reshuffle which was too severe to wait until June 2 for its next scheduled review of SA’s sovereign rating.

Following the sacking‚ former finance minister Pravin Gordhan called on South Africans and civil society to organise themselves.

Protesters label Zuma 'toxic'. Image: Jackie Clausen

Protesters in Pretoria Image: Abigail Javier

Church square, Pretoria. Image: Abigail Javier

SA Flags fly high at Cape Town Save SA march. Image: Anthony Molyneaux

The Beyers Naude/N1 bridge. Motorists hoot as they drive by. Image: Roxanne Henderson

Protester holds sign that no leader should be with the Guptas at Saxanwold. Image: Abigail Javier

Protesters say that Zuma is looting the rand. Image: Abigail Javier

Durban protesters order the ANC to ''fire Zuma now'' Image: Jackie Clausen

Durban Protesters hold up sign saying "Zuma must fall'' Image: Jackie Clausen