1000’s of protestors are marching throughout South Africa to demand President Jacob Zuma is sacked.
The most recent protests are a response to him sacking two finance ministers final week, additional damaging confidence within the economic system. This comes on high of claims of widespread corruption, latest scholar protests and a succession battle within the governing African Nationwide Congress. The marchers are utilizing the hasthag #ZumaMustFall on social media. The #ZumaMustFall hashtag is a modification of #FeesMustFall which was used to organise protests towards an increase in college charges. Earlier than that, #RhodesMustFall was used to demand a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes was faraway from the College of Cape City’s campus.
The ANC has been in energy for the reason that finish of apartheid in 1994 and gained a landslide typically elections final yr. Nonetheless, the economic system is struggling, unemployment is round 25% and lots of accuse ANC officers of corruption.
Mr Zuma’s determination to nominate the little identified Des van Rooyen as finance minister, earlier than changing him 4 days later, was broadly condemned. The appointment led the rand to tumble to document lows, though it rose after he was changed by the revered Pravin Gordhan on Sunday evening.