Protesters have staged demonstrations in cities across South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, and the capital, Pretoria calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma, BBC reported.
The demonstrations came after Mr Zuma’s sacking of a trustworthy finance minister, which led to the country’s credit rating being cut to junk status.
On the other hand, supporters of Mr Zuma also took the streets to defend the president.
This week Mr Zuma survived calls by powerful groups allied to the governing ANC for him to go. He also got the backing of a major decision-making body within the party.