South Africa’s opposition parties and civil society organizations on Wednesday resuscitated mass actions against President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet.
Amongst them,scores of members of the militant Economic Freedom Fighters, marched through the capital city, Tshwane.
EFF leader Julius Malema led his party supporters to the offices of the president- Union Buildings “to force” Zuma to resign.
The main opposition party, Democratic Alliance, also held a separate march nearby leading to the city’s magistrates’ court.
This comes amid a tug of war between the parties and government about the release of a high profile report by the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela titled the “State of Capture”, that implicates president and some ministers in corrupt transactions.
Violence, looting and damage to property allegedly by EFF members was earlier reported in various parts of the city and police used rubber bullets to disperse a crowd.
Local news organizations reported on scenes of ordinary people being dragged out of their cars and public transport and forced to join the march.