Plett protests Zuma
Plettenberg Bay residents and visitors joined the rest of the country on Friday April 7 in protest against President Jacob Zuma and called for a vote of no confidence in the country’s leader.
There were two gatherings held in Plett on the day.
The first gathering was held on Main Street at 12am – just over a thousand protesters gathered in Main Street to voice their unhappiness with President Jacob Zuma. People were seen gathering as early as 11:00 and the atmosphere was high-spirited and peaceful, with the singing of the National Anthem and calling for Zuma to resign.
The second gathering was held on Central Beach at 3pm and even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended.
“We have shown that we care, that we can stand up and be counted,” resident June Sparg said to the group who were gathered in the rain.
This follows the national outcry after Zuma’s recent decision to fire – for a second time – the country’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas during a cabinet reshuffle last week.
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