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The stage is set for one of the biggest mass action events in South Africa’s history.

Thousands of South Africans gathered at central points across the country on Friday, following President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle last week. He appointed 10 new ministers and 10 new deputy ministers.

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JOBURG

 

Protesters from churches, political parties and trade unions will march from Westgate Transport Hub to Mary Fitzgerald Square at 10 am. They intend to reach the square by 11.30 am.

General Secretary of FEDUSA Dennis George said that they will be marching with other unions. “It’s important for us to work together with them because they have to take the process further by putting in a motion of No Confidence against Zuma,” said George of the political unions involved.




 

PRETORIA

It’s all systems go for the Save SA march to the Union Buildings on Friday to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Save SA organiser Themba Masango said the preparations for the march were full steam ahead. “People have been sending us emails, SMSes and Facebook is abuzz. Telling us they are coming to the march on Friday morning.”




 

CAPE TOWN

 

Voices to Save SA, We are South Africans, and Zuma Must Fall have, via Facebook, called for protesters to form a human chain leading from Muizenberg Main Road to the city centre beginning at 10 am.

The DA is leading a march from Keizersgracht Street. It begins at 11 am.

Several civil society organisations will meet outside Parliament at 12 pm to protest.


 




 

 

DURBAN

 

The DA is planning a march from the Durban Circus site. It has called for political parties, NGOs and civil society to join.

As of 9.30 am, there were about 2500 people ready to march, News24 journalist Kaveel Singh reported.




Additional sources: News24, Groundup