South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa‘s opposition groups on Wednesday marked the 75th birthday of President Jacob Zuma with a protest against him, pushing for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of a widely respected finance minister.

The rally in Pretoria, which followed nationwide protests last week that drew tens of thousands on Friday, comes amid sharp criticism of Zuma within the ruling African National Congress party, although the president still commands the support of powerful ANC factions. Zuma, who is in his second five-year term after becoming president in 2009, has become a flashpoint for worry about government corruption and mismanagement in one of Africa‘s most powerful economies.

“Take a permanent holiday!” said one protest sign mockingly wishing a happy birthday to Zuma.

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