Sun May 28 04:57:09 CAT 2017

Zuma’s ‘coffin’ trotted out as thousands pour into Church Square

By Kyle Cowan | 2017-04-12 11:22:31.0

  • Protesters dressed in EFF t-shirts with a coffin labelled Zuma draped in a South African Flag. Picture: Kyle Cowan

  • Protesters holding signs and placards at the National Shut Down March Picture: Genevieve Quintal

  • Protesters holding signs and placards at the National Shut Down March Picture: Genevieve Quintal

  • Protesters holding a copy of The Constitution at the National Shut Down March Picture: Genevieve Quintal

  • Protesters holding signs and placards at the National Shut Down March Picture: Genevieve Quintal

  • Protesters holding signs and placards at the National Shut Down March Picture: Genevieve Quintal

  • Marchers with placards at the National Shut Down March Picture: Boikhutso Ntsoko

  • Protester with her dog wearing a banner written 'every dog has it's day' in Afrikaans at the National Shut Down March Picture: Boikhutso Ntsoko

  • EFF supports with a coffin labelled Zuma draped in a South African Flag. Picture: Kyle Cowan

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Thousands of people have gathered at Church Square in Pretoria ahead of the National Day of Action march organised by opposition political parties.

By 10am‚ people of different political views and races had arrived.

The majority of people are dressed in EFF shirts.

IFP‚ UDM‚ DA and ACDP supporters are also in attendance‚ along with a large number of Save SA supporters.

The mood is electric‚ with opposition party members greeting each other with smiles and laughter.

An EFF truck has not stopped playing music‚ such as a “Zupta Must Fall” remix.

A mock coffin‚ bearing Zuma’s name and draped in the ANC flag‚ was hoisted by some protesters.

The square went silent as the national anthem was sung‚ many stopping in their tracks to raise a hand to their hearts as they sang.

The march is scheduled to start at 12pm‚ and will stretch to the Union Buildings.

 

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