While South Africa is still reeling from the bloodbath #CabinetReshuffle announced by President Jacob Zuma, the DA has launched an online petition to garner support for a Motion of No Confidence.

Shortly after the cabinet reshuffle, DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced his party would table the No Confidence vote in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution by writing to Parliament’s Speaker, Baleka Mbete, to have the motion debated and voted on by Parliament once it is back in session.

“At a time when 9 million South Africans are without work and our fragile economy requires leadership and clear policy direction, President Zuma continues to play “Russian Roulette” with our economy and the future of our country,” Maimane said.

“Parliament hired Jacob Zuma, and Parliament must now fire Jacob Zuma. Only Parliament can act now – the Courts do not have the authority to remove a sitting president.”

The DA has called on the public to support its Motion of No Confidence by signing an online petition.

“We must work together, regardless of the party we vote for, to remove Zuma before he destroys our economy and our shared future,” Maimane said.

In the hours since its launch and at the time of writing this article, the petition had 108 834 signatures, just over 91 000 shy of its 200 000 goal.