South African Police, ‘Zuma-Must-Go’ Protesters Clash

By Ola Adeola

South African police and protesters calling on President Jacob Zuma to step down clashed in the country’s capital, Pretoria, on Wednesday.

Police fired stun grenades and water cannon to disperse protesters who marched towards President Jacob Zuma’s offices.

There are also reports of looting during the marches on the city’s central business district, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.

A High Court directed the release of corruption report on President Zuma, which is due to be published later today. The report contains findings of alleged ethical relationship between the embattled president and an Indian-born Gupta family. President Zuma faces corruption allegations, a situation that fuels opposition to his rule. The Nelson Mandela Foundation Tuesday joined the call for the president’s resignation over corruption claims.

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