ANC protests against itself

Pro- and anti-Zuma factions face off at Luthuli House

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Photo of protesters and police standing off
Police try to stop Pro-Zuma supporters from attacking a group of ANC members who came out to protest against the president.

Members of the ANC,Ā demanding that President JacobĀ ZumaĀ steps down, marched on the ruling party’s headquarters in Johannesburg today.Ā The march, dubbed #OccupyLuthuliHouse, was met by a counter-demonstration of pro-Zuma supporters.

ANC members protesting against President Zuma held placards like the one above.Ā Here they are singing on Beyers NaudeĀ Square close to Luthuli House. Besides demanding that the president step down, they also demanded thatĀ the party’s National Executive CommitteeĀ be dissolved.
The anti-Zuma protesters wore ANC insignia, making it clear they are supporters of the ANC.
Members of theĀ umKhonto weSizwe Veterans Association came out in defence of President Zuma and vowed to protect Luthuli house from thoseĀ they deemed ā€œselloutsā€. Some veterans threatenedĀ journalists and attempted to confiscate photographers’ cameras.
Members of the ANC Youth League also came out in defence of President Zuma.
TOPICS:  ANC Government Jacob Zuma

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