Cape Town – Thousands of people are heading towards Parliament on Friday after gathering at Keizersgracht, singing and chanting a mix of struggle songs and verbal insults against President Jacob Zuma. They will join the group of protesters from civil society organisations and the DA already gathered outside the entrance of Parliament waving banners, placards and South African flags.
Police have blocked Parliament as protesters threatened to break the police line. A human chain of marshalls has also been made.
Organisers are expecting 8 000 people to show up at the march in Cape Town.
This is part of the nationwide shutdown campaign against Zuma for axing former finance minister Pravin Gordhan last week in the dead-of-the night Cabinet reshuffle. IOL