South Africa, Politics

In photos: Anti-Zuma march on Union Buildings

By GroundUp 12 April 2017

Political parties unite in call for president to go. Ihsaan Haffejee took the photographs.

First published on Groundup.

Opposition political parties united on Wednesday, and brought tens of thousands of people together to march on the Union Buildings, calling for President Jacob Zuma to go.

The lawns in front of the Union Buildings were packed with people, mostly dressed in red, the EFF’s colours.

The lawns in front of the Union Buildings were packed with people, mostly dressed in red, the EFF’s colours.

 EFF members make their way through the streets of Pretoria.

EFF members make their way through the streets of Pretoria.

Protesters carried a wide variety of placards, but the theme was consistent.

Protesters carried a wide variety of placards, but the theme was consistent.

A man waits for the march to start.

A man waits for the march to start.

DA and EFF protesters marched together.

DA and EFF protesters marched together.

Protesters mounted statues and waved flags and banners.

Protesters mounted statues and waved flags and banners.

 Protesters were diverse in their style.

Protesters were diverse in their style.

These protesters set alight a coffin with President Zuma’s name on it. 

These protesters set alight a coffin with President Zuma’s name on it. 

This was the start of the protest at Church Square.

This was the start of the protest at Church Square.

Leaders of the various political parties stood together at the front of the march.

Leaders of the various political parties stood together at the front of the march.

 A cordon of police stood in front of the Union Buildings.

A cordon of police stood in front of the Union Buildings. DM

Photo: A protester sits on top of a statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

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