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Zuma's edifice starts to wobble

Hundreds of South Africans protest against the the dismissal of Pravin Gordhan. Photo: Janine Stephen/dpa
Hundreds of South Africans protest against the the dismissal of Pravin Gordhan. Photo: Janine Stephen/dpa

After denouncing the sacking of Gordhan, oppositionists and ANC dissidents hit the streets. Then it's over to parliament

Pro-democracy forces brought tens of thousands of protestors into South Africa's streets last week following President Jacob Zuma's ousting of Pravin Gordhan from the Finance Ministry and his replacement with Malusi Gigaba. 'I don't ask questions. I simply comply with the instructions given to me', said Gigaba on being appointed. This marks the fifth change in finance minister in two years. On 18 April, a vote of no-confidence in President Zuma is due to be held. He is expected to win comfortably, although much will be read into the size of the winning margin.

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