Ten Thousands of Save South Africa supporters have descended on Central Areas in all Cities across the country to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Save SA march organisers said this morning that they had recorded over 25 000 people already at the meeting point in Pretoria’s Church Square.
Supporters from all walks of life and political affiliations were seen at the assembly points. Some supporters were dressed in Save SA’s green T-shirts, while others wore DA and EFF colours.Among all of them also Arch Bishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu!
Riot police and metro police were monitoring the marches, which partly went violent when mostly ANC Youth League members found raeson to throw stones or threaten peaceful demonstrators with baseball bats.
h3. ‘Gupta must leave SA’
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota told the crowds that the ANC was using the military as its own security. He lambasted the ANC Youth League for its counter-march at Luthuli House, comparing them to the Hitler Youth.
Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called for all South Africans to unite against Zuma and the Guptas. He told the crowds that Zuma and his loyalists were trying to divide the nation racially. SACP second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila said the party supported the march.
He said the SACP was determined to ensure that Zuma steps down. “We share the perspective of the masses of our people that Zuma resign. Gupta must leave South Africa. This march is fully supported by all of us in the SACP.”