WATCH: Opposition parties launch #FreedomMovement

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April 20, 2017
WATCH: Opposition parties launch #FreedomMovement

Oppoisition parties addressing the media. CREDIT: Twitter/ECR_Newswatch

Leaders of civil society, the religious community and political parties on Thursday announced the formation of a people’s movement.

The Democratic Alliance and the United Democratic Movement are part of the organisation.

Speaking to the media, Prince Mashele of the Freedom Movement says South Africa is facing a crisis.

“The political mismanagement of our contry has reached a boiling point. It threatens to collapse the economy,” he said.

Opposition political parties have recently taken to streets as a united front to protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for his resignation following his recent Cabinet reshuffle last month

Zuma axed nine ministers and six deputies, including former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

Desmond Tutu showed his support on Twitter, saying “It is important that we unite as South Africans to bring an end to state capture.”



Rating agencies Fitch and Standard&Poor have both since downgraded South Africa’s economy to junk status.

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