PICS: #ZumaMustFall march in CTN

Published Dec 16, 2015


Cape Town - Cries of “Zuma must fall” reverberated through the Company’s Garden in Cape Town on Wednesday as thousands gathered to support a call for the African National Congress to recall President Jacob Zuma.

Many of those participating in the #ZumaMustFall march draped themselves in the South African flag and held up placards.

“Dear Santa, please send me a proper President”, “corruption and mismanagement drive our rand down the drain” and “no reconciliation with corruption, recall Zuma now” were just some of the messages written on the colourful placards.

Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu opened proceedings with an impassioned prayer.

“May God bless you with anger and injustice at oppression…anger at exploitation and corruption,” Tutu prayed.

“May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world.”

March organisers, Unite Against Corruption, told marchers Wednesday’s protest must be the beginning of rolling action to pressure the ANC to recall Zuma.

“This is about us taking back our country. We cannot stand by while our country is being rot by corruption,” said the organisation’s Msizi Cele.

Several people were picked at random from the crowd to address the marchers.

One woman, known only as Thembisa, asked: “Why is the ANC shoving this man down our throats.”

The protesters were expected to start moving towards the Mother City FanWalk where they would join the city’s Purple March to honour Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah.

African News Agency

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