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Nationwide anti-Zuma revolt planned for this week

Several marches and even a picnic have been planned in a nationwide anti-Jacob Zuma revolt.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Several marches and even a picnic have been planned in a nationwide anti-Jacob Zuma revolt.

The president has raised the ire of some South Africans who have taken to social media to voice their dismay with recent reshuffles in the finance ministry.

Zuma's decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene and replace him with David van Rooyen on Wednesday night sent the rand plummeting.

Last night, the president made another change with former finance minister Pravin Gordhan replacing van Rooyen.

The president's decision to sack Nene sparked a nationwide campaign of marches and even a picnic in protest against the decision.

Marches have been planned in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, where Zuma is expected to deliver a Day of Reconciliation address on Wednesday.

Several Facebook groups have popped up over the last few days in attempts to mobilise users.

A group, Unite against Corruption, has called on Capetonians to come out in their numbers to support an anti-Zuma picnic at the Company's Gardens on Wednesday.

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