#VoteOfNoConfidence: Thousands watch on big screen outside Parliament

Several marches have been taking place across the country, some in support of Zuma and others against.

Hundreds of people gathered on the streets of Cape Town in a march to put pressure on MPs to oust President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - While Members of Parliament (MPs) thrash it out in Parliament, thousands of people are waiting patiently outside for the outcome of the motion of no confidence vote.

Several marches have been taking place across the country, many calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office and others in support of him.

More than 3,500 people are outside Parliament watching the motion of no confidence debate play out on a big screen.

These are anti-Zuma protesters from various political parties, lobby groups, and trade unions, who are calling for the president to step down.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane addressed the crowd earlier on Tuesday before making his way into the House.

“People say it’s another motion after another motion because we want to place South Africa ahead of the Guptas, ahead of Jacob Zuma, and we want to bring change to South Africa.”

ANC supporters from the Dullah Omar region are being kept at a distance across the road. The two groups are held apart by fencing, several police vehicles and dozens of police and metro officers.

WATCH: Jacob Zuma no confidence debate

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)