‘The call for Zuma to step down must be joined by all’

Mmusi Maimane says it’s more evident that President Jacob Zuma is a hindrance to the development.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has called on all South Africans to take part in the mass march on 2 November.

Maimane has held a media briefing on a range of issues including state capture, Fees Must Fall protests and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) at the historic Lillies Leaf farm in Rivonia this afternoon.

He says it's more evident now than ever before that President Jacob Zuma is a hindrance to the development of South Africa and he believes Zuma must be removed.

Like the Economic Freedom Fighters, the DA will also be marching in November, which coincides with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's court case.

The DA leader says for the country to navigate its way out of the crisis faced within the NPA and the protests at universities President Zuma must be removed.

"He remains a critical and the single most important impediment to our country's success. That's why, [like] never before, the call for him to step down must be joined by all South Africans from all walks [of life]."

He says the da will table a motion for a debate in Parliament for how to protect treasury which he says Zuma is trying to capture.