#NationalDayOfAction planned for Pinetown

PROTEST action pressuring President Jacob Zuma to step down has once again been mobilised through the African National Congress’s (ANC) opposition parties yesterday.

Following Friday’s hugely supported #PeoplesMarch – also known as the #AntiZumaMarches or #SaveSAMarch – held across the country, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) along with The Democratic Alliance (DA) and numerous other opposition political parties have scheduled another march in Pretoria on Wednesday, 12 April.

They have dubbed the day as #NationalDayOfAction.

During a press conference on Monday, EFF leader, Julius Malema, warned Zuma supporters not to disrupt any of the  AntiZuma activist efforts on Wednesday. Malema’s warning comes after several attacks on #SaveOurSA activists on Friday by members of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL).

In Durban a DA supporter was attacked with sticks along the beachfront.

DA KZN provincial chair, Haniff Hoosen, said while it was not possible to organise another massive provincial march for Wednesday, he urged the public from other provinces to also take to the streets.

“People in small groups can protest at traffic lights and major intersections to grab the attention of as many people as possible,” he said. 

Sandy Kalyan, DA MP confirmed they had planned a small ‘presence event’ for Pinetown for tomorrow.

She said participants will meet at the corner of Bamboo Lane and St John’s Avenue between 7.30am and 8.30am.

“People can bring along placards and posters. During that time the traffic volumes will be high and our aim is to target as many motorists with our message – that Zuma must go!” she said. 

Zuma finally responded to the marches at the wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 24th anniversary of Chris Hani’s death, calling them racist.

He said the marches clearly showed that racism still exists in a post apartheid South Africa.

Pressure for the president to step down has been mounting since his controversial Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the axing of then finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The country has since been downgraded to Junk Status.

 

 

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