New Alliance in South Africa to step down President Jacob Zuma

Vastavam web: South African opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists today launched a new alliance to try to force President Jacob Zuma to step down.Zuma’s sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan last month fanned years of public anger over government corruption scandals, record unemployment and slowing economic growth.”Never before has there been a more urgent need to build unity of purpose to stop South Africa’s current trajectory,” said the movement at its launch in Soweto, a hotbed of the struggle against apartheid.
Tutu, seen as the country’s leading moral authority, said in a tweet that he supported the movement, adding “it is important that we unite as South Africans to bring an end to state capture”.Tens of thousands of South Africans have in recent weeks staged demonstrations demanding Zuma’s resignation.