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)


This article first appeared on EWN : Opposition parties unite ahead of Zuma no confidence vote


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Grootes's take on why EFF silent on Dlamini's SABC interview

[WATCH] Grootes's take on why EFF silent on Dlamini's SABC interview

702 Afternoon Drive host Stephen Grootes's comment involves past dealings that involve EFF national chair, Advocate Dali Mpofu.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...