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‘SA not a junk country, it has a junk president’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has assured South Africans gathered at the Union Buildings that the country will survive and come back up from junk status.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane addressed thousands of #DAMarch supporters who marched to Mary Fitzgerald square in Johannesburg against the leadership of President Jacob Zuma on 7 April 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has told marchers at the Union Buildings that South Africa is not a junk country, it has a junk president.

Maimane has now joined demonstrators in the capital.

Maimane has assured South Africans gathered at the Union Buildings that the country will survive and come back up from junk status, as long as President Jacob Zuma leaves.

“We’re not a junk country, we have a junk president and we’ll remove junk so South Africa can prosper.”

The South African Communist Party (SACP)'s Solly Mapaila has reiterated the communist party's call for Zuma to resign.

“He’s handed over the sovereignty of our country to the Guptas. We mandated him to lead through the elections, now he has abdicated his responsibilities. Because of that we can no longer have confidence in him on the basis of who takes decision for the interest of our public.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)