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#UniteBehind gets ready to march against President Jacob Zuma

7 August 2017 12:23 PM
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President Jacob Zuma
Motion of no confidence
#UniteBehind
The march will start in Keizergracht Street in Cape Town at 3pm on Monday and then proceed to Parliament.

#UnitedBehind is one of many civil society organisations calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.

The organization wants to convince members of Parliament to recall President Jacob Zuma, when he faces a motion of no confidence against him in Parliament on August 8 (Tuesday).

#UniteBehind is a combination of about 20 organisations that work on various issues such as women's rights, service delivery, human rights, sanitation, education and safety in informal settlements says Mandisa Dyantyi- activist and organizer within the Unite Behind march.

These organisations have come together to work together and combine our power as people and speak in one voice. We are marching on Monday to say to remind members of Parliament who put them in their leadership roles.

Mandisa Dyantyi, Activist and organizer within the Unite Behind the March.

Dyantyi adds that people that have been elected need to put South African's first.

Activist and active debater, Oliver Dixon says if he were an African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, he would vote for President Zuma's removal in the motion of no confidence vote.

Even if Jacob Zuma was a benevolent person, with all good intentions, he has exhibited incapacity to lead no matter how good we assume his heart would be. I think those are all good enough reasons to let him leave.

Oliver Dixon, Activist and active debater

Dyantyi agrees with Dixon, adding that we keep forgetting that South Africa is led by someone who was accused of rape. She goes on to say that President Zuma has no regard for people.

Barry James Mitchell, coordinating committee member and convener of the financial sector campaign commission says the ANC members are faced with a complex situation where they are expected and told to tow the line.

Also read: Holomisa: ANC out order for threatening MPs over no confidence vote

I don't understand how the president can sleep at night knowing that there is this majority descend that is growing because of his actions and can't fathom the seriousness of the situation.

Barry James Mitchell, coordinating committee member and convener of the financial sector campaign commission

Mitchell explains that the problem arises when leadership separates itself from the daily struggles of the workers and society and leads from a lofty, high position.

Listen to the full conversation in the audio clip below:


This article first appeared on 702 : #UniteBehind gets ready to march against President Jacob Zuma


7 August 2017 12:23 PM
Tags:
President Jacob Zuma
Motion of no confidence
#UniteBehind

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