All the details: #ZumaMustFall marches

A wave of various anti-Zuma movements have
leapt up all over social media in recent days, speared on by the disastrous
events of the much-publicised decisions taken by President Jacob Zuma in the
finance ministry of late.

Last week, Zuma unexpectedly announced that
Nhlanhla Nene would be replaced by the relatively unknown David van Rooyen as
finance minister. The latter was abruptly removed four-days later; swapping
ministries with Pravin Gordhan. The result was the formation of various pages
on Facebook informing the public at large of the various marches taking place
in parts of the country on Wednesday. The Mail
& Guardian
has collated them as follows:

  • In Port Elizabeth, local resident Alter
    James is organising a march scheduled to start at 10am at the corner of
    Holland Street and Govan Mbeki Avenue.
    He told the M&G he has partnered up with the owner of a printing firm for
    the sale of T-shirts tagged #ZumaMustFall priced at R45 each. Following a
    morning meeting with Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Danny Jordaan, James said they
    have received the necessary go-ahead for the march to take place and marshals
    will be placed along route to Jordaan’s office where they will deliver a
    memorandum lamenting Zuma’s leadership; particularly his poor handling of
    matters pertaining to Nkandla, the SABC and SAA. Incidentally, Zuma will be
    commemorating National Reconciliation Day in the city. According to a statement
    from the Presidency, he will be giving an address at the indoor centre of the
    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Missionvale Campus from 9am and his
    address will speak to issues related to nation building.
  • The Unite Against Corruption (UAC) coalition
    will be hosting two anti-Zuma marches on Wednesday; one in Johannesburg, the other
    in Cape Town. Commenting on the Johannesburg event, Mark Haywood said there’s
    been huge interest in the march and they have partnered up with various civil
    organisations, businesses and trade unions. He has been in negotiations with
    the city and is adamant  the march is
    going ahead. “I’m hoping that a court application will not be necessary but if
    that’s what has to happen at the last minute then that’s the route we’ll go,”
    he said. They plan to occupy Nelson Mandela Bridge over a two-hour period
    starting at 10am. Their Cape Town counterparts have been given the green-light
    from the city to go ahead with their demonstration. Miles Giljam says their
    event will kick-off at 10am at the Company Gardens in the front of the city
    centre’s National History Museum, adding that all they are doing is providing a space
    for those who want to object to Zuma’s leadership. Those planning to
    attend are encouraged to sing songs and have been urged to bring their own
    supplies and placards. Prior to that, there will be an official #ZumaMustFall
    congregation outside Parliament. Kerry Nelson said buses have been sponsored
    and following their demonstration, they will head off to the UAC
    event at the Company Gardens.
  • In Pretoria, supporters of the anti-Zuma
    movement will meet at the Pretoria Art Museum at the corner of Francis Baard
    and Johan Streets in Arcadia by 9am. They will then march to the Union
    Buildings where they plan to protest until 3pm.
  • A silent protest also under the #ZumaMustFall moniker will be held in Plettenberg Bay from 4-5.30pm at Plett Main
    Street. Facebook postings say those interested must bring their own placards,
    select a spot on the pavement and protest against Zuma’s leadership. 
  • In George,
    there will be a silent picket at Unity Park at the top of York Street from 10am-1pm. Those attending are encouraged to bring posters and to invite
    friends and family.
  • Durban’s anti-Zuma event is scheduled for
    February 2016. According to queries posted on Facebook, this is so as to allow
    organisers enough time to prepare. Dubbed the Multi Million Man March, they
    have set themselves an ambitious target of at least one million participants.



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