The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has encouraged those who can to take part in peaceful protests calling for the resignation or withdrawal of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa.
The presidency sent shock waves through South Africa last week when it announced that Pravin Gordhan had been removed as the minister of finance. The move sent the rand into a tailspin and earlier this week ratings agency Standard and Poor’s downgraded the country’s credit rating to junk status.
These events, combined with ongoing corruption at the upper echelons of power, have led South Africans to collectively declare that enough is enough – albeit mostly on social media.
“Jacob Zuma must go. It’s as simple as that,” Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenhage says. “He has pushed the envelope too far this time. He is damaging our economy and the longer he stays in power, the more difficult it will be for our economy to recover.”
In light of this the organisation has called on all South Africans to partake in protests scheduled for this Friday peacefully. Outa will be taking part in the Occupy Church Square protest which is being held everyday until Friday.
On Friday the organisation along with protestors will march from Church Square to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Details are provided below.
- Place – Church Square Pretoria
- Date – 7th April
- From – 10am
- March to start – 1pm
The organisation has detailed a number of other protests happening around the country as well as some guidelines for how to protest legally.
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