The stage is set for the Cape Town city centre to host widespread protests against President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, August 8th – the day when Parliament will vote on another motion of no confidence in the leader.
Several groups are expected to take the streets tomorrow, including the Social Justice Coalition, the Right2Know Campaign, and the Treatment Action Campaign. It is also believed that the #ZumaMustFall movement will be in attendance tomorrow, however, local divisions of the African National Congress will also be marching tomorrow – to show support for President Zuma. It has been revealed that an application has been made from the ANC to accommodate 15 000 protesters. The City has signed off on this permit.
Opposition parties will be in attendance too, with the DA, EFF, IFP, ACDP rallying support for tomorrow’s protest action.
A lunchtime shutdown has been forecast for tomorrow, with protesters marching to Parliament between noon to 2 pm. Meanwhile, the first scheduled protest will take place this afternoon at 3pm at Keizersgracht Street, where the #UniteBehind movement will march to Parliament and demand the ANC to recall President Zuma.
Photography Yazeed Kamaldien