Anti-Zuma march

Marchers in Cape Town, calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma, marched down Roeland Street on Friday.

On Friday April 7, thousands of people took to the streets of Cape Town, demanding that President Jacob Zuma step down. This followed the recent cabinet reshuffle during which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, were removed from their positions. A downgrading by various credit ratings to “junk status” followed the cabinet reshuffle. The protest was one of many on the day across South Africa. MATTHEW HIRSCH took the pictures.