JOHANNESBURG – Opposition parties are urging South Africans to join in Wednesday’s planned mass action to force President Jacob Zuma out of office.
Motorists in the vicinity of Pretoria are urged to avoid sections of the CBD on Wednesday when the second mass action in less than a week – to force President Jacob Zuma to step down – hits the capital.
The opposition parties held a joint media briefing in Pretoria on Monday.
Political parties, including the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), African People’s Convention (APC), Congress of the People (COPE), Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM), have joined forces in their call for Zuma to stop down.
The parties will march to the Union Buildings, just days after thousands of South Africans took to the streets in protests held across the country, demanding that the President step down.
The parties have also received support from civil society and the broader public.
The National Day of Action coincides with the president’s 75th birthday on Wednesday.
The march will start at Church Square in Pretoria and end at the Union Buildings.
Last Friday, tens of thousands took to the streets across the country, calling for Zuma’s removal.