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Civil society to ‘map out’ national plan to push Zuma out

Whatever action plan is created today will be implemented on Freedom Day, on the 27th of this month.

President Jacob Zuma answers questions in Parliament. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Civil society leaders in parts of the country will today map out a national a plan of action to intensify calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Religious leaders, former politicians and members of the public have gathered at the University of Johannesburg to add their voice to the People's Assembly movement.

Similar meetings are currently taking place in Durban and Cape Town, to allow citizens to voice their concerns about South Africa's current leadership.

Today has been declared a day of national dialogue.

Whatever action plan is created today will be implemented on Freedom Day, on the 27th of this month.

Leaders of the People's Assembly want Zuma to step down based on a Constitutional Court ruling which found he failed to uphold the Constitution when he ignored the Public Protectors Nkandla report.

Some say they want to see ethical leadership restored.

Civil society leaders in other parts of the country have also been encouraged to hold similar dialogues, even if on a smaller scale.