Marches and demonstrations have been planned in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg on Wednesday, which is a public holiday.(16 Dec)

The organisers of the “ZumaMustFall” movement said Zuma’s latest decision to abruptly remove former minister Nhlanhla Nene and replace him ANC backbencher David van Rooyen, only to remove Van Rooyen and re-appoint Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan a few days later, was the one of the many reasons Zuma should resign.

The movement gained momentum on social media, similar to the students’ “FeesMustFall” campaign that took off across the country in October.

The removal of Nene sent shockwaves across the country and saw the rand plunging to new lows as market jitters in the financial sector sank in.