President Jacob Zuma has been under pressure to resign after his recent cabinet reshuffle. The Democratic Alliance has confirmed its march for change locations in Johannesburg tomorrow. The march is set to depart from Westgate Transport Hub at 10am on Friday morning and end at Mary Fitzgerald Square.
the DA initially planned to march to ANC headquarters Luthuli House in central Johannesburg on Friday but after receiving threats from the ANC Youth league they opted for a change of after a meeting with South African Police Service members on the 4 April informed that the SAPS would be unable to protect marchers and ensure their safety from threats of violence from the ANC, DA leader Mmusi Maimane confirmed.
Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says while these marches will impact the consciousness of some African National Congress leaders, they will not affect President Zuma.
The union building march was not granted permission by the City of Tshwane‚ metro police. Three organisations had initially applied for tomorrow’s march but one withdrew its application, SACP and Save SA were among those who applied, “Both of them at this stage could not meet the requirements.
There is certain documentation that we needed from them and they could not provide it. We have given them time up until today to submit those documents. Then we will take it from there. As I am talking to you‚ their application is still pending‚” said Mahamba.
South Africans living in New York are set to gather outside the South African embassy tomorrow morning in support of the anti-Zuma march. They intend to stand together with other South Africans who hope this will see the President stepping down.
— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) April 5, 2017