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Two anti-Zuma marches planned today

Apr 27, 2017
Two anti-Zuma marches planned today

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Save South Africa, despite having the same goals of kicking President Jacob Zuma out of office, will hold different rallies today for National Freedom Day in Port Elizabeth.

The DA, UDM, Cope, IFP, ACDP and EFF as well as unions - Fedusa and Solidarity, last week annouced the launch of the Freedom Movement, a joint effort to get rid of President Zuma.

But Save South Africa distanced itself from the movement saying that they are an independent movement and does not align itself to any political party

The Save South Africa movement has planned a march that will start at the Njoli Shopping Square in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, at 9:00, and end at the Dan Qeqe Stadium, where the official rally will commence at 11:00. It is expected to end at around 13:00.

Save South Africa convenor, Sipho Pityana, will address the rally, along with former Constitutional Court Judge, Zak Yacoob, and Anglican Bishop, Nceba Nopece, as well as a number of speakers from local, civic, and trade union organisations.

Meanwhile the DA in the Eastern Cape will host its Freedom Day event at the same time at the Vuyisile Mini-Square in front of the City Hall.

According to DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, the rally will be to demand “better governance at a national level is an expression of our hard-earned democratic freedom”.

The rally is expected to be attended by DA Provincial Deputy Leader, Bobby Stevenson MPL; Port Elizabeth Northern Areas Constituency Leader, Edmund van Vuuren MPL; and NMB MMC, Councillor Nqaba Bhanga.