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

07 April 2017 - 12:42 By TMG Digital
Protesters say 'Zuma must Fall'
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.

  • 'Zuma should have fired himself'Hundreds of DA supporters‚ some draped in the South African flag‚ were making their way to the starting point of their anti-Zuma march in Johannesburg on Friday.
  • Woman rushes from divorce court to anti-Zuma protest in PretoriaChurch Square in Pretoria is fast swelling as protesters stream into the city centre from all directions to call on President Jacob Zuma to step down.
  • ANC cannot punish MPs if they vote against Zuma - MotlantheFormer deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe says ANC MPs cannot be punished for voting in favour of the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. 

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