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Mass anti-Zuma march planned for Freedom Day

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma at State House in Nairobi President Uhuru Kenyatta with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma at State House in Nairobi
Lance Thomas | 28 April, 2017, 04:48

The EFF said the ANC who were voted for by the majority of South Africans to preside over government had failed to translate political power into economic emancipation.

Despite the setbacks experienced by the country of South Africa over the last few months, a special call is still being made for citizens to proudly unite and commemorate Freedom Day, which is observed annually on April 27.

"Together we have made significant strides to improve the quality of life of our people through unparalleled investment in education, health and social security services", the party said.

"Fifty-five million of us are not going to be held ransom by one South African".

However, despite this, the nation still had many challenges to overcome, Sangoni said.

Sangoni said Freedom Day was also meant to assess the work that needed to be done to build national democratic society.

Official figures show that only 10 percent of the top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are owned by black South Africans, directly-achieved principally, through the black empowerment codes.

"We will use all instruments necessary to effect land restitution and reform and address land hunger".

A new organisation called the Freedom Movement, comprised of opposition parties including the Democratic Alliance (DA), United Democratic Movement (UDM) and Congress of the People, organised the protest to continue putting pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

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