Protesters in Durban carry anti-Zuma placards

A series of protest marches both against and in support of President Jacob Zuma will be staged across the country over the next two days.

More than 20 civil rights and faith-based organisations are taking part in a march today afternoon in Cape Town.

Protest organiser Bruce Baigrie says: “The principal aim is to send a message to the MPs, especially those who are with the ANC, to recall President Zuma and to honour their constitutional obligations.”

The march will start in Keizergracht Street at 3pm and then proceed to Parliament.

Event organisers say that they are particularly targeting members of the ruling party.

Civil rights organisations like the Right2Know Campaign, Social Justice Coalition, and the Treatment Action Campaign will form part of the expected mass action.

Axed deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is named as one of the speakers at the gathering.

“This is a very significant milestone for the country. This is probably the beginning of what could well be a national movement that begins to write to a new agenda for the country.”

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is expected to announce today whether the no-confidence vote will take place in the form of a secret ballot vote or not.

 

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