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Opposition groups launch Freedom Movement against Zuma

Opposition groups march against President Jacob Zuma. (Picture: Denvor de Wee/Visual Buzz)
Opposition groups march against President Jacob Zuma. (Picture: Denvor de Wee/Visual Buzz)
A new anti-Zuma organisation has been created.

Opponents of President Jacob Zuma have started a new organisation called the Freedom Movement.

The opposition includes leaders of civil society, political parties, labour unions and religious organisations.

They have all joined forces to try and save South Africa by calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign or be removed from office.

This will be the fourth massive protest against Zuma since the Cabinet reshuffle. The other three included a Save SA march, an opposition party march and a Democratic Alliance march.

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The anti-Zuma movement will gather at Freedom Park in Pretoria on Freedom Day, 27 April. It has even managed to gain the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Prince Mashele, a member of the Freedom Movement, said South Africa is facing a crisis that has never happened since the start of democracy.

“Our beloved country has been plunged into a national crisis never seen since 1994.”

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“It is a crisis of a political leadership that has allowed our state to be hijacked by corrupt interests at the expense of the needs of the poor.”

The aim of the movement is to protect the Constitution and the state, return power to South Africans and protect citizens’ freedom.

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DA leader Mmusi Mmaine also had his say at the movement’s launch.

“We are better if we stand together, even if that standing is against one individual. For ultimately, one person cannot have the power over 55 million of us South Africans.”

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