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Will #ZumaMustFall marches go ahead?

Marches in Pretoria and Cape Town are set to take place on 16 December.

South Africans are calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma with the hashtag #ZumaMustFall. Picture: @Our_DA.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans have taken to social media to announce their several planned marches across the country in a movement dubbed Zuma Must Fall.

The hashtag #ZumaMustFall has taken social media platforms by storm in the past few days after President Jacob Zuma announced the removal of Nhlanhla Nene from the finance minister position.

Nene has since been replaced by David van Rooyen.

The website zumamustfallmarch.co.za had put up a clock during the week counting down to 16 December when people will march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The clock has since been replaced with a quote by anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko saying "In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face."

On a Facebook page titled #ZumaMustFall March, people have started to confirm their attendance to the Pretoria march.

There is also talk of other marches planned in Durban and Cape Town, with the Cape Town one also set to head to Parliament on 16 December.

Here are the details for the #ZumaMustFall March in Cape Town this Wednesday. Please Retweet this info. pic.twitter.com/DFwSkoFynF

So far no political party, organisation or government official has formally backed the marches.

At the same time, on Twitter, the #ZumaMustFall is still doing the rounds.

From the poorest of poor to the wealthiest of South Africans, NOW is when we truly need to work together to make sure that #ZumaMustFall.

#ZumaMustFall march in @PretoriaRSA pic.twitter.com/xpYBcIvMeh

Dear @PresidencyZA and the cANCer that is the @MyANC_ do you remember when Chris Hani said this?

#ZumaMustFall pic.twitter.com/RokpzbHIuv

In case you didn't get the picture yet...

#ZumaMustFall pic.twitter.com/AG3PQWdHvF

Although I mourn daily... #ZumaMustFall pic.twitter.com/o8rvpKS7Zb

#zumaMustFall pic.twitter.com/jGdGweg4Rb

#ZumaMustFall because we love #SouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/vhEXadIQ8O

As Jacob Zuma calls all South Africans to join the fight against corruption. Our first task will be to deal with him. #Nene #ZumaMustFall

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE MARCH

A video posted by the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is urging South Africans to stand up against Zuma and his "reckless and irrational decision".

Maimane also announces that On 27 January 2016, the DA will convene a march in Johannesburg CBD "for change that creates jobs".

MORE SOUTH AFRICAN SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST ZUMA

The petition calling for the removal of President Zuma now has over 139,000 signatures.

The petition says Zuma's actions and decisions are ruining South Africa.

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