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Ses’khona People march in solidarity with Zuma

Thousands of people from the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement gathered Keizersgracht Street in the Cape Town CBD to stand in solidarity with the President Jacob Zuma.

This comes after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has promised to disrupt Zuma’s speech once more if he does not tell the nation why he fired Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister.

“That EFF doesn’t give the President any dignity,” says a member of the movement Nolufefe Mbombo.

Mbombo says the crowd will remain on the streets until they are satisfied that the president has delivered his address without interruptions.

The spokesperson of the movement, Sulyman Stellenboom says people must recognize that Zuma is not only the African National Congress (ANC) leader but also the country’s president and must be given due respect.

Stellenboom say they also want to use the march to tell the Democratic Alliance that they want an end to racism. “We want to stand against racism in the DA’s office. We want to say stop the racism,” says Stellenboom.

Stellenboom says they are expecting 17 000 people to join the march and they will March to the DA’s office to hand over a memorandum on the racism issue.

– By Mamaponya Motsai

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