Mpho Tutu also calls for Zuma to go
Reverend Mpho Tutu encouraged citizens to take a stand against injustice and oppression.
CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, has added her voice to calls for President Jacob Zuma to go.
She addressed a few thousand people who gathered at the Company's Garden in Cape Town today.
Citizens came together under the banner of #ZumaMustFall, a movement that gained momentum after the President axed Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister.
Tutu, one of several speakers who addressed the anti-Zuma demonstrators, encouraged citizens to take a stand against injustice and oppression.
Capetonians, brandishing posters and banners, chanted #ZumaMustFall and "Pay back the money" - a refrain synonymous with the Economic Freedom Fighters.
Discontent over Zuma's leadership reached a tipping point after he fired Nene last week and replaced him with ANC MP Des Van Rooyen, a move which sent the currency tumbling.
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Organisers of the event wrapped up the official programme before midday, and encouraged demonstrators to join another march taking place in the mother city.
The "March for the Arch" is a City-organised event celebrating Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah at Cape Town Stadium.
MARCH IN HONOUR OF TUTU AND HIS WIFE
Dozens of people earlier made their way to the Cape Town Stadium along the 'Fanwalk' in honour of Tutu and his wife, Leah.
The 'purple march' was organised by the City of Cape Town.
People from all walks of life have come out in support of today's People Unity Reconciliation Peace Love and Equality, or purple march.
Many marchers were clad in the bright colour and held signs painted in purple.
Messages like "We love Arch and Mama Leah", "Tutu Power" and "We can only be human together" adorned dozens of boards.
The Archbishop and Leah will meet the matching crowd at the Cape Town Stadium.