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WATCH: Bikers all revved up for #AntiZumaMarches

Gauteng
Pretoria – Hundreds of motorbikers had people in the streets of Pretoria and Cape Town cheering on Friday morning as they drove around in solidarity with the anti-Zuma marchers.

Biker Johan van Tonder said what he wanted was simple and it was for Zuma to step down.

He said he did not come all the way to waste his time but to stop the president who had made decisions that made the entire country to suffer.

Jurgem Buchelt, 51, of Goodwood said close to one thousand motorbikers rode from N1 City to Parliament for the Zuma protests.

"There are more coming... this is only half of the bikers now."

They made their way through protesters who are marching from Keizersgracht Street to Parliament.

One protester Hazel Jeftha, 51, from Belhar said: "It's a form of protest for us as the individuals. What's happening in Parliament is not reflective of what we are saying on the ground."

Asanda Ndlebe, 25, Delft said, "Zuma must just go!" We want to play our part to save SA. And we believe one of the ways of doing this is if this man falls."

The bikers gave a colourful display revving their huge machines, while people cheered on.

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Picture: Kennedy Mudzuli/Pretoria NewsPicture: Kennedy Mudzuli/Pretoria NewsPicture: Vusi Adonis/Pretoria NewsPicture: Kennedy Mudzuli/Pretoria News

In Pretoria thousands of people came together, branding placards and singing and joining hands. All had the same message for President Zuma: That it was time for him to step down.

Reverent Kenneth Meshoe from African Christian Democratic Party, who joined the march, said he will march up to the Union Buildings in solidarity with the Save SA movement.

“Our weapons are our voices. We are using it to tell Zuma he must go home and retire. He is an old man, he must go and look after his cattle.

The march is gaining momentum and a carnival atmosphere is prevailing.

Marietjie Tarr from Johannesburg said: "With this march I hope ANC leaders sees that that they have chosen the wrong leader and it’s time for change.

Maria Mokone from Soshanguve: "Zuma has done lot of wrong things. Enough is enough, we are fed-up and he must go now."

Buses from Soshanguve, Mabopane, Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and other townships were expected to bring in more people.

The march will officially begin at midday to Union Buildings and there is already high presence of the SAPS, metro police and emergency services.

Pretoria News and IOL

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