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#NationalDayofAction disrupts traffic, forces shops to close

Politics

Pretoria – Traffic in the Pretoria CBD is moving slowly as a group of EFF supporters run amok in the streets, singing the anti-Jacob Zuma songs.

Marchers have braved the rainy weather to throng through Paul Kruger, Madiba, Thabo Sehume streets, Francis Baard and Pretorius streets.

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Picture: Rapula Moatshe

Carrying sticks, knobkerries and vuvuzelas, they continue to sing Struggle songs.

They are part of the National Day of Action march spearheaded by opposition political parties to pressure Zuma to call it quits.

Many shops and banks in most of the streets are closed for safety and workers are standing up outside.

Some people are standing by to view the marchers and taking pictures using their cellphones.

PICS: #NationalDayOfAction hits Pretoria Streets

SAPS police and Tshwane metro officers can be seen near where protesters are marching.

On corner Lillian Ngoyi and Pretorius streets some metro police officers can be seen redirecting traffic to alternative routes.

Meanwhile, some marchers continue to arrive as they are bused in the city.

At Church Square the stage where representatives of political parties would speak has already been set up.

On Tuesday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula pleaded with marchers to stage protests within the ambit of the law.

He warned marchers that activities of violence, criminality and damage to property would not be tolerated.

Pretoria News

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