Civil Society mobilisation for the no confidence vote – photos

About 2000 people took to the streets of Cape Town on Monday (07 August) under #Unite Behind banner calling for President Zuma to step down and that MPs should vote him out. Pic By Mzi Velapi
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

On Monday, 7 August civil society groups took to the streets calling for the African National Congress to recall President Zuma and that Members of Parliament should vote with their conscience.

Here are some of the posters from the protest.

Farmworkers and their organisations were part of the protest. Pic by Mzi Velapi


Response to the narrative that the only enemy of radical economic transformation rhetoric in SA is white monopoly capital. Pic by Mzi Velapi


Civil society under the banner of #Unite Behind wanted ANC MPs to vote with their conscience. Pic by Mzi Velapi


A group from the Umkhonto Wesizwe Veterans Association known as MK Inkululeko Foundation were prevented by the police from posing a counter protest to the civil society march. By Mzi Velapi


Protesters felt that the ANC has not dealt properly with the corruption uncovered in the refurbishment of President Zuma’s personal homestead, Nkandla. Pic By Mzi Velapi


L-R: Former Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, SACP First Deputy Secretary, Solly Mapaila, and SACP Western Cape Secretary, Benson Ngqetsu, at the civil society protest. Pic by Mzi Velapi


The protestors wanted to Zuma to be recalled. Pic By Mzi Velapi


A vote in favour of Zuma is treasonous according to some protestors. Pic by Mzi Velapi

President Zuma survived the motion of no confidence by 198 votes to 177 of those who said they have no confidence in his leadership .

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