South Africans Go Wild, Demand Zuma’s Resignation

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Twitter hashtag #ZumaMustFallMarch
was trending at number one in South Africa on Wednesday, 16 December as
thousands took to the streets to demand that President Jacob Zuma resign from
his post.
The anti-Zuma protest was led by
the Unite Against Corruption group, who also led the #FeesMustFall campaign in
October.
People in Pretoria, Cape Town, Port
Elizabeth and Johannesburg took to the streets, insisting that corruption has
worsened in South Africa since Zuma came to power in 2009. The march coincides
with the public holiday, Day of Reconciliation, which is to encourage national
unity.

President Zuma caused nationwide
anger last week when he dismissed Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene and replaced
him with Desmond van Rooyen. The move resulted in an immediate dip of the
country’s rand currency against the US dollar.
Zuma then dismissed van Rooyen
four days later, replacing him with veteran finance minister, Pravin Gordhan.
However, protesters were not
satisfied, insisting that he should have foreseen the consequences.
Johan de Meyer, spokesperson for
the Unite Against Corruption Campaign, said: “The issue at heart is that
the President has broken his trust with the nation because he didn’t put the
nation first as he pledged when he became president in the first place.”

A survey conducted by Ipsos
revealed that Zuma is currently South Africa’s least favourite government
leader, with less than half of adults in the country believing that he is doing
his job very or fairly well.

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