UPDATE: Protest numbers increasing in Pta

Photo: Ditiro Selepe /twitter

Civil society organisations are gaining momentum in numbers throughout Pretoria and other parts of the country in protesting for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.

SaveSa, the Democratic Alliance, and civil society are gearing up for what is expected to be a massive rally from Church Square to the Union Building on Friday morning.

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A night vigil was held last night in Pretoria and Cape Town by members of SaveSa in requesting the president of the republic to step down.

The presidency issued a statement saying they would not oppose the march.

Controversy surrounded the march with acting police commissioner lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane dubbing the march illegal.

Anti-Zuma party SaveSa issued a statement on Thursday afternoon reassuring patrons that the march was continuing despite an earlier administration issue.

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In a statement the organisation said: the people of South Africa will be exercising their right to protest peacefully and unarmed in terms of Section 17 of the Constitution.

A 40% chance of rain is expected on Friday which may be a factor in the marche’s momentum.

Pretorians already at 06:00 started protesting in their respective areas.

Photo: Ditiro Selepe /twitter

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