The Johannesburg Metro police department says it has not granted permission to Black Land First (BLF) and other organisations under the banner of Hands Off Zuma campaign to march to Luthuli House Monday.
The organisations are expected to embark on a march in the Johannesburg CBD Moday to show support for President Jacob Zuma.
Hundreds of African National Congress (ANC) supporters are also expected to form a human chain outside Luthuli House in defence of their headquarters.
They say the “hands Off Zuma” march should be directed to the Union Buildings as Zuma is no longer ANC President, said JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.
“As a department we have no knowledge of the march and we have not received anything but as we have heard on social media that there are supporters that are going to go to Luthuli House to protect the president of the country.” (SABC)
Unconfirmed reports say President Jacob Zuma has refused to step down after meeting the ANC top six officials at his official residence in Pretoria Sunday night.
The ANC’s National Working Committee is expected to hold an urgent meeting Monday to discuss how to implement the transition phase.
Lead by party deputy president David Mabuza, the top 6 leaders held talks with President Zuma at Mahlamba Ndlopfu Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Zuma and party’s top brass couldn’t agree on his exit from the highest office in the land.
The NWC and National Executive Committee both resolved that Zuma should step down. A special NEC meeting is supposedly set down for Friday.
The ANC wants to avoid an impeachment process or a motion of no confidence. There’s mounting pressure from opposition and civil organizations for the ANC to recall Zuma as head of state.
He refused to resign and he told them to take a decision to remove him if they so wish to do so because he didn’t do anything wrong to the country. He’s arguing that he complied with all legal instructions including paying back the money, what more do they want from him
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 4, 2018