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Ayanda Dlodlo thanks anti-Zuma protesters for their conduct

The government has commended South Africans for exercising their Constitutional right to protest in a responsible manner.

Thousands of anti-President Jacob Zuma protesters gathered at the gates of Parliament. Picture: Imran Goga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Government has commended South Africans for exercising their Constitutional right to protest in a responsible manner.

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has provided an update on Friday’s event at a briefing in Pretoria.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Dlodlo thanked protesters for their conduct.

“Friday’s activities were a demonstration of strengthening democracy where citizens are engaged in shaping the public discourse. They also demonstrated a maturing democracy which guaranteed freedom of associations, speech and movement.”

She commended the police for ensuring the safety and security of those involved.

“We also commend the security cluster for their visibility and maintaining order and stability with minimal clashes reported.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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