Recent Cabinet reshuffle 'distressed' Desmond Tutu

Mpho Tutu says her father is disturbed by the recent administrative moves by Jacob Zuma.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter says her father is distressed at President Jacob Zuma's recent administrative decisions.

Mpho Tutu addressed more than 1,000 people at the Cape Town Stadium earlier today following a march in honour of her parents.

Hundreds of demonstrators from the #ZumaMustFall campaign joined the crowd of purple marchers as they made their way down Somerset Road towards the Cape Town Stadium.

The People, Unity, Reconciliation, Peace, Love and Equality march is the first of its kind in the city and is in honour of the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and wife, Leah.

"He's obviously distressed. He's incredibly saddened by the events of the past few weeks."

She adds she wants to see the end of corrupt leadership.


Meanwhile, Corruption Watch says the ANC managed to cover up the cracks caused by the president's decision to remove Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister but that there are several high ranking ANC members who are dissatisfied with Zuma's leadership.

Nene was removed and replaced with David van Rooyen for a few days before replacing him too with Pravin Gordhan as the new finance minister.

The rand hit record lows due to last week's announcement.

LISTEN: EWN gives an update on #ZumaMustFall march.

Corruption Watch's David Lewis says protest action like today's #ZumaMustFall movement does make a difference.

"These things have a habit of growing and I think it's going to grow and needs to be taken note of by the political leadership if they know what's good for them."


Thousands of Capetonians rallied behind the call for the president to be removed from office.

A citizen-driven movement aimed at putting pressure on the ANC to recall Zuma gained momentum on social media after Nene was axed as finance minister.

Stay at home mum, Kerry Nelson, organised a demonstration outside Parliament and she says President Zuma must go.

"Obviously we want someone who will be able to lead and has the qualifications to do so."

Louis Fourie was one of the thousands of people who joined the protests he says it is time for people to stand up and voice their discontent.

"There comes a breaking point when and I think we are there."