Green light for protests in CT ahead of Zuma no confidence vote

The City of Cape Town council has given the green light for three protest marches, one on Monday and two on Tuesday.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town’s streets are once again expected to be awash with protesters ahead of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.

The city council has given the green light for three protest marches, one on Monday and two on Tuesday.

Each could attract up to 10,000 protesters.

On Tuesday, those in support of President Zuma and those against will be making their position known.

The African National Congress (ANC)’s Dullah Omar region and a multiparty opposition group have both been given permission to march in the morning before Parliament sits.

Civil society organisations and religious groups under the umbrella of the Unite Behind Coalition will be marching the day before.

They are also calling on the ANC to recall Zuma.

City spokesperson Hayley van der Woude said: “Altogether, permission has been granted for 20,000 people to gather on Tuesday and the permits are likely to be issued by the end of this week.”

At least 200 city officials will also be on duty to assist police with maintaining order.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)