"We are hoping that if they don't listen to us, they will at least listen to the people who have put them in office" said DA national spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme, citing the thousands of South Africans who participated in protests last week and are expected to participate on Wednesday.
It follows marches across the country last week in which at least 60,000 people took to the streets demanding Zuma be removed from...
Slain struggle stalwart Chris Hani's widow‚ Limpho‚ has denounced reports that she is against President Jacob Zuma.
The EFF said it will march to tell Zuma that the party is not happy that he is alive or president of the country.
"It is clear that some of our white compatriots regard black people as being lesser human beings or sub-human". He said the racism was displayed on placards during the marches.
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Her statement Thursday echoes a speech she made earlier in March encouraging women to seek public office. She also revealed that she is now writing a book on the reasons for her electoral defeat.
South Africa's Constitutional Court said it would hear a case arguing for a secret ballot during next week's vote calling for the removal of Zuma.
"It's an effective spin strategy that's very shrewd ... because it plays on historical racial tensions in South Africa".
"Take a permanent holiday!" said one protest sign mockingly wishing a happy birthday to Zuma. Markets reacted quickly: South Africa's currency plummeted, and the ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the government's bonds to junk status. Arguably the most controversial high-profile political figure of the post-apartheid era, Zuma has not only come under critical public scrutiny for allegedly misdirecting millions of dollars in public funds towards the upgrading of his own private property, but has also been accused of further enriching himself at the expense of the state.
The opposition parties are also gearing up for a debate on a Motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma, which is now scheduled for the 18th of April at the National Assembly.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng says it doesn't support Wednesday's mass action to the Union Buildings by opposition parties, adding that both the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA) are standing on the racist shoulders of the queen of colonialism.