March against Zuma to go ahead, as planned

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Save SA and other civil organisations to march against President Jacob Zuma on Friday.

PRETORIA – Save SA and other civil society organisations say Friday's planned protest against President Jacob Zuma will go ahead as planned, in a peaceful manner.

 

The march, which has been dubbed as "People's March", will start in Pretoria at Church Square at 10am and then will move at midday to the Union Buildings.

Save SA is encouraging public servants to take the day off and join the march.

 

The organisation has also revealed that it is mobilising business, religious organisations and tertiary institutions to support the march.

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The organisers war demanding the removal of Zuma as head of state.

They say his actions, triggered by the recent Cabinet reshuffle, shows that he is not fit to lead the country.

 

Mark Heywood from Section27 said those who are happy with the latest events in the country can stay at home, but has challenged the rest come out in their numbers on Friday.

“But if you want equality, you want dignity, you want an accountable president join us on a peaceful dignified mass march to call for the removal of President Zuma and to call for our members of the National Assembly to find their consciences and to find their integrity,” Heywood said.

“They must use the vote of no confidence, which will undoubtedly will be coming, to vote out a corrupt president and a corrupted Cabinet.”

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The Democratic Alliance will march to Mary Fitzgerald Square, which near the ANC headquarters Luthuli House, on the same day.

The briefing was attended by Save SA, Corruption Watch, Treatment Action Campaign, Outa, Section 27 and other organisations.