#SAUnites: Saffas singing Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika in London will make you weep

2017-04-10 11:39 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - South Africa has always been a shining light for democracy globally .. and this past weekend, again, the world saw what 'the power of the people' looks like when the entire country came together. 

There is still a lot of ground to cover to create an ideal democracy, that's no secret.

But what the peaceful anti-Zuma marches demonstrated was that South Africa's people are in no way ready to give up on our beautiful country. Check out News24's in-depth coverage here

South Africans were the embodiment of the Mzansi flag in every way possible - both literally and figuratively. 

And, the unification and proudly South African camaraderie weren't limited to SA's geographical boundaries only. In London, where the biggest expat community of South Africans live, Saffas came together to show their support for 'Zexit', as some protesters have labelled the call for Zuma to exit his role as President. 

As with most of the marches in SA, the London movement was peaceful and patriotic, with the comrades all singing our beautiful national anthem Nkosi Sikelel ‘iAfrika outside South African Embassy.  

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The peaceful resistance from South Africans will continue. 

This week again, there has been a call by the opposition parties for everyone to join together and march to the Union buildings on Wednesday, 12 April, which is Zuma’s birthday, to call on him to step down. 

To highlight a unified SA, and Saffas' peaceful protest, the Lift up - Phakamisa South Africa online community created an inspiring mannequin challenge showing a group of peaceful protesters recreate a South African flag.

Check it out here: #SAUnites mannequin challenge sees peaceful protesting go viral

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