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South Africa: protests for Friday April 7

A social media campaign calling on South Africans to shut down the country on Friday and take to the streets is being monitored by police.

The campaign, which went viral over the weekend, called on everyone to take part in the national shutdown: “Do not go to work, or to school or do anything unless you’re taking to the streets in protest.

“On Friday the 7 April South Africans need to take to the streets in masses… wherever you are, with signs of protest to make our collective voice heard.

“Block highways, stand with your communities, go to political houses, go to prayer meetings, arrange your own marches. Do whatever you can to make your voice heard.”

The protest was being organised to protest against corruption and call for President Jacob Zuma to step down, organisers said.

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