With protests come hand-made signs and South Africans were certainly at the forefront with some of the creative placards used on 7 April 2017 nationwide marches.
Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma took to the streets in pickets, marches and human chains across South Africa on Friday.
Many were protesting for the first time ever in civil action sparked by Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas fired. The rand fell against the US dollar and S&P and Fitch downgraded the country’s credit ratings to “junk status”.
Bloemfontein, Durban, Mbombela, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town were the main centres of marches.
The Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula put the number of marchers at around 60 000 countrywide although the official Cape Town count is already sitting on 110 000 and Pretoria over 40 000.
With their home-made posters and T-shirts and waving the South African flag, people shouted, “Zuma must go”, and “Zuma must fall” as motorists hooted in support.
Check out some of the best signage below:
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