South Africans were arriving at various gathering points across the country ahead of the nation-wide People's March. In Durban, people were making their way from the circus site towards the Durban beachfront. Picture Leon Lestrade/Independent Media
DURBAN - Thousands of South Africans descended to the Durban Beachfront to call on President Jacob Zuma to step down from his seat of power at the Union Buildings following Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's axing and the recent economic downgrades by S&P and Fitch.
However, the crowd of 20 000 supporters who joined the DA's #MarchForChange along the Durban Beachfront were not alone in the protest lines in Durban, clad in yellow T-shirts, the ANC Youth League in Durban had secured a permit to march to the Durban City Hall and to ABSA on Anton Lembede (Smith) Street.
But the youth league supporters decided mid-march to instead march towards the DA supporters at the North Beach, passing through the ANC's provincial office along the way and assaulting a DA supporter outside the Jewish House.
The man was rescued by the police.
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