- Title: South Africans protest against Zuma
- Date: 7th April 2017
- Summary: PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS GATHERED IN CHURCH SQUARE IN PRETORIA ACTIVIST WITH MICROPHONE ON STAGE AND CHANTING (English): "ZUMA MUST FALL!" VARIOUS OF SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE OFFICIALS STANDING IN A LINE (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENT, GRAHAM GOODWOOD, SAYING: "The reason why I'm here is because I want Zuma have done, and what Zuma and his cronies have done. I believe it's economic sabotage." (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENT, KHENSANI MOGALE, SAYING: "I am marching because I have a four-year-old daughter and I feel if I don't do something about the future of the country, nobody is going to do anything." "SAVE SOUTH AFRICA" CAMPAIGNERS AND OTHER PROTESTERS SINGING REVOLUTIONARY SONGS AND MARCHING TOWARDS UNION BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WALKING TOWARDS THE UNION BUILDING AND HOLDING PLACARDS PROTESTERS SINGING ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS PARTY SUPPORTERS HOLDING "EFF" BANNER AND SINGING REVOLUTION SONG "SENZENI NA" MEANING (English)"WHAT HAVE WE DONE" ANTI-ZUMA PROTESTERS ARRIVING IN FRONT OF UNION BUILDINGS JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE (DA) LEADER, MMUSI MAIMANE, AND DA SUPPORTERS CHANTING AND SINGING REVOLUTIONARY SONGS MARCHING DA SUPPORTERS HOLDING PLACARDS READING (English): "ZUMA MUST FALL" AND "FIRE ZUMA" DA SUPPORTERS HOLDING PLACARDS DA SUPPORTER HOLDING PLACARD WITH PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA'S FACE WITH TEXT READING (English): "NOPE" (SOUNDBITE) (English) DA SUPPORTER, INNOCENT JOBEKA SAYING: "We are here to make our voice heard that we are enough." MARCHING FEET / HANDS OF A DA SUPPORTER HOLDING PLACARD WITH TEXT READING (English): "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FIRE ZUMA" (SOUNDBITE) (English) DA SUPPORTER, AMANDA MBENI, SAYING: "Enough, Zuma must fall" VARIOUS OF DA SUPPORTERS HOLDING PLACARDS AND MARCHING VARIOUS OF UMKHONTO WESIZWE (MK) MILITARY PERFORMING A MARCHING PARADE IN FRONT OF THE ANC HEADQUARTERS MORE OF MK MILITARY PARADING MK MILITARY COMMANDER JUMPING IN FRONT OF THE PARADING GROUP ANC SUPPORTERS MARCHING IN STREET, SINGING, CHANTING AND HOLDING WEAPONS PLACARD READING (English): "I AM PREPARED TO DIE 4 MY ANC VIVA ANC VIVA" MORE OF ANC SUPPORTERS SINGING AND CHANTING IN FRONT OF CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI HOUSE VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS FIRING RUBBER BULLETS ON PROTESTING ANC SUPPORTERS SAPS OFFICERS HOLDING WEAPONS ANC SUPPORTERS CLASHING WITH SAPS SUPPORTERS AT LUTHULI HOUSE METRO POLICE OFFICER DISPERSING THE CLASHING CROWD WOUNDED ANC SUPPORTER IN TEARS AFTER BEING HIT BY RUBBER BULLET EXTERIOR OF ANC HEADQUARTERS
- Embargoed: 21st April 2017 14:53
- Keywords: Zuma Gordhan cabinet reshuffle protests ratings downgrade
- Location: PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BEIN9J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING
More than 50,000 people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday (April 7), demanding his resignation after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.
Zuma's sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a reshuffle last Thursday (March 30) has outraged allies and opponents alike, undermined his authority and caused rifts in the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has governed South Africa since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.
In downtown Johannesburg, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some protesters and injured one man. The police were trying to prevent the ANC supporters from breaching a cordon separating them from backers of the opposition Democratic Alliance party.
Zuma, 74, has faced protests in the past. The ANC on Wednesday (April 5) rejected calls for Zuma to quit, and analysts doubted marches would shake the president.
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