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#ZumaMustFall: Crowds gather outside Parliament, sing National Anthem

The crowd,of an estimated 1200 people,is expected to make it's way to the nearby Company's garden.

Protestors outside Parliament. Music, cheering, posters & the National Anthem. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Crowds have gathered outside Parliament, to show their support for a campaign against President Jacob Zuma.

The campaign, calling on Zuma to either step aside or for the African National Congress to recall him, gained momentum on social media after last week's reshuffle fiasco.

South Africa got three finance ministers in four days after Zuma's shock decision to axe Nhlanhla Nene last week.

An estimated 1,200 people are now making their way to the nearby Company's Garden where they will be addressed by various speakers.

The National Anthem was sung a short while ago, signaling the official start of the protest.

Organiser and stay at home mom, Kerry Nelson says this is democracy at work.

"I think when everyone was seeing what was happening on the markets, and how much money we lost over a weekend, it really was a joke. I think that was what the breaking point was for South Africans. We are standing against this now."

The Nkandla spending debacle and other scandals that have rocked President Jacob Zuma's leadership, including the recent reshuffle, have spurred citizens into action.

Louis Fourie is one of those gathered outside Parliament, calling for his removal.

"We all pay, every month, money for retirement annuities [and] try and survive staying in this country, working in this country, contributing to the economy and in one weekend it can be wiped out."