Opposition parties unite ahead of Zuma no confidence vote

CAPE TOWN - Opposition party leaders have put up a united front ahead Tuesday afternoon’s vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

They’ve formed a coalition along with trade unions and civil society groups to march to Parliament on Tuesday.

“Zuma must go. Zuma must go.”

This public show of solidarity is all in a bid to achieve one goal: to get President Jacob Zuma out of office.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was expected to address the crowd outside Parliament on Tuesday.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)’s Sipho Mbatha said: “We’ve tried our best as EFF, DA and many other opposition parties. It’s now in the hands of the members of the African National Congress (ANC) for them to turn their backs on a very dangerous man.”

The demonstration comes amid tight security.

ANC supporters are mobilising ahead of their march.

Meanwhile, Maimane says Tuesday is a historic day, as South Africa chooses between corruption and a prosperous country.

He's urged MPs voting on Tuesday to put South Africans first.

“As life is getting hard for our people, it’s important that we put South Africans first. On Tuesday, MPs get to exercise their vote by using a secret ballot. I want to urge all ANC MPs to vote with their conscience. Let’s vote to remove Jacob Zuma so that we can start moving South Africa in the right direction.”

WATCH: Anti-Zuma march descends on Parliament

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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