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>> Zuma must go! Zuma must go! Zuma must go!>> Thousands of trade unionists across South Africa today have marched to vent their frustration and anger with the administration of President Jacob Zuma and allegations of corruption that surround it. I'm Ed Stoddard for Reuters News in Johannesburg, and behind me here in downtown Johannesburg is a crowd of about 2,500 union members who are affiliated with the Labor Federation COSATU.
COSATU is a key political base for the ruling African National Congress and its members say they have become increasingly disenchanted with the administration of Zuma and with some allegations of corruption that surround it, particularly pertaining to one family, the Gupta brothers, who are wealthy businessmen who are friends with Zuma.
According to one member of COSATU I spoke with here today the members say that they're up to here with Zuma and they really want him to step down.
>> Now we are sick and tired of corruption that is taking place in our government here, it has come to an end.>> Today's march is probably largely symbolic, but it is part of a swelling vein of discontent with Zuma's scandal-ridden rule.