Protesters for Zuma Must Fall movement will storm the streets of the Cape Town CBD later today to add to the calls for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation.
Today being Freedom Day, the Zuma Must Fall movement will join several other demonstrations which will be seen around the country.
City of Cape Town march organizer Christelle Scheepers says, “He’s definitely not planning on going anywhere any time soon and we’re planning on continue (sic) to voice out the dissatisfaction with the president and the manner in which our country is currently governed.”
The protesters in the march are expected to convene on Keisergracht Street from 11am this morning and plan on how to take the march to the Parliament.
Still on the issue of addressing the poor state of the country, SA First Forum has proposed to hold a series of pickets as its own way of showing disapproval of Zuma’s leadership and on the rate of corruption, state capture in the country.
One of the prominent members of the group is former ANC Member of Parliament Vytjie Mentor, who brought to light, the Gupta family’s apparent influence over some decisions in the government.
It is a known fact that President Zuma has a lot of haters, but the hatred heightened after Zuma sacked Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December which affected the economy badly, then to add salt to injury was the allegation that the Gupta brothers actually control what happens in the government.
The hate for Zuma hit a new record high when the SA’s highest court of justice ruled that Zuma acted contrary to the Constitution in his handling of the Nkandla debacle.
Sally Moeng of the SA First Forum said all they want is for the ANC to remove Zuma from office. Among their demands is that the Parliament be dissolved to make room for fresh elections.
“We’re not pushing any political party. We’re disgruntled South Africans as we feel that South Africa, the Constitution, the people and the country must come first.”
Moeng suggested that the country needs a new electoral system to ensure MPs are accountable to the people. The MPs are expected to report to their various constituencies and not to political party bosses who dictate their actions.