CT anti-Zuma march organisers call on citizens to get involved

A mass march is taking place on the streets of the CBD later, while smaller protests are taking place in other areas around the city.

Protesters form a human chain outside Parliament in order to protest against President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Organisations staging demonstrations against President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town on Friday have called on ordinary South Africans to get involved.

A mass march is taking place on the streets of the CBD later, while smaller protests are taking place in other areas around the city.

A 48-hour picket in Adderley Street has been underway since last night.

On Thursday, demonstrators formed a human chain outside the gates of Parliament kick-starting a series of protests.

South Africa First convener Rod Solomons believes the action can persuade those in power to act in the best interests of the people.

“People said we could never overthrow apartheid but with collective support from both politicians, people in the business community, cultural communities from the churches being at it all the time, the government had to start listening to the people.”

Protesters, who were picketing outside Parliament on Thursday, converged outside St George’s Cathedral where Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service took place.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)