Thousands march in the South African capital Pretoria against President Jacob Zuma, demanding he step down over a string of corruption scandals. Mana Rabiee reports.
(protests) ''Zuma must go'. That's the message on the streets of the capital Pretoria, where thousands marched to demand that President Jacob Zuma step down after a string of corruption scandals and near record unemployment. The protests came as the country's top anti-graft official prepares to release a report alleging influence peddling in the government. Opposition parties, civic groups, unions.... joined by some 40 top company executives, all looking for new leadership. (FILE) Among the allegations in the report... that Zuma allowed three close friends, all brothers, to influence the appointment of ministers. Zuma denies the allegation. (protests) The 74-year-old has survived several corruption scandals almost unscathed with the backing of the ruling ANC party leadership. But now, his opponents are hoping the report will prompt his departure.