Opposition parties ready for 'National Day of Action'

Opposition parties ready for 'National Day of Action'

Opposition parties say rolling mass action will not stop until President Jacob Zuma is removed from office. 

Opposition Parties
Maryke Vermaak

Nine opposition parties, including the EFF, UDM and DA will march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday to demand President Zuma’s removal. Wednesday also happens to be the President’s 75th birthday. 

EFF leader Julius Malema says the march has been approved by the relevant authorities. 

“We won’t be intimidated by anyone. We won't allow people to come and hijack this event like they did in KwaZulu-Natal at the Kathrada memorial,” says Malema.

Opposition parties say the National Day of Action is not a political event, but is being held to ensure a brighter future for South Africa.

Meanwhile, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa also confirmed that his party has filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking it to allow a secret ballot during the motion of no confidence in President Zuma in the National Assembly.

President Jacob Zuma said last week’s marches show that racism still exits. However, opposition parties says this is absolute nonsense. 

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