A petition calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign has passed 100,000 signatures in just two day.

“Our unemployment has never been higher. Crime and corruption have become a standard. Government are pillaging our taxes & our economy is at a tipping point,” Brent Lindeque, who started the petition, said.

The petition which was started just 2 days ago has been a trending topic on social media around the world.

“We need change. Hopefully, a petition can showcase how many people want change.”

“The only reason politicians have power is because the people give it to them …”

The petition comes after the president decided to sack former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, replacing him with back bencher and former Merafong Mayor David Van Rooyen.

You can sign the petition here.

Markets have not reacted happily to the news – as the already troubled rand entered free fall.

Social media also wasn’t happy – as the tag #ZumaMustFall began trending.

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About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.


  1. Please share: You have the most powerful weapon of democracy in your hand right now (your smartphone, tablet, PC, etc). Let’s show the world responsible democracy in action! Please copy and share this as widely as possible: ‪#‎ZumaMustFall‬

  2. Zuma is leading our country to bankruptcy. He has to be stopped in his tracks. He has cost the country billions in that the opposition parties have to fight his appointments in court. If the official is found guilty the official concerned is not fired but is found another position in government. Zuma still has to face his day in court to answer corruption charges against him. He is also and expensive President not only with having so many wives, but also having one the largest number of cabinet minister in the world – they are expensive to keep when one takes into account the unnecessary security these people enjoy as well the homes – the salaries – the unnecessary travelling costs. We must have a president with hands on. I also believe that we the voters should vote for the president and not be appointed to the post by the political party winning the elections. The ANC motto – ‘moving South Africa forward’ Yes one step forward and twenty steps backwards.

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