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Heavy police presence in Cape Town ahead of Zuma no confidence vote

CAPE TOWN, August 8 – Scores of police officers were on Tuesday deployed to the Cape Town CBD ahead of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma being debated in the National Assembly.

Leaders and ordinary members of the African National Congress (ANC), most dressed in party t-shirts, gathered on the Grand Parade earlier in the morning while their leaders addressed them.

Just up the road, a sea of colours was visible. Although the opposition parties are strange bedfellows, one on thing they agree – Zuma must go.

The marchers would be marching in different directions with the ANC being allowed to reach the parliamentary gates. However, the opposition parties would have to keep their distance as was stated in their city approval notice.



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