- A Durban man took a drastic decision last year and had the words Zuma Must Fall tattooed on his arm in solidarity with the nationwide marches against the former president
- He plans to change the tattoo now that Zuma has resigned
- The original tattoo will be changed into a statement from the Freedom Charter
A Durban man had Zuma must fall permanently inked into his skin a year ago was so happy when Jacob Zuma resigned that he ran through the streets and screamed with joy.
He plans to add to the tattoo by incorporating a statement from the Freedom Charter ‘South Africa belongs to all’.
Briefly.co.za learned that Jason Barber, 29, is formerly from Gauteng. He conducted a solitary protest outside the ANC headquarters in Durab a week before the nationwide ‘Zuma Must Fall’ marches on 7 April 2017 according to iol.co.za.
“Our country had a horrible time because of Jacob Zuma and the issues around him, like the arms deal and Khwezi, he was a constant presence that brought the country down. He did do good for the country but this was outweighed by the bad,” said Barber.
After the nationwide marches, Barber displayed his commitment to the goal of seeing Zuma step down that he had the words "Zuma Must Fall" tattooed on his arm.
Now that Zuma has resigned he plans to alter the tattoo to incorporate the statement from the Freedom Charter. He will change the word "Fall" into "All" and cover the rest of the original tattoo with ‘South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity’.
Barber said: “My mother always envisioned Cyril Ramaphosa becoming president so I pictured him as a leader. He also assisted in moving our country towards democracy. Now, when you see him in parliament he speaks with respect and understands the responsibility of his position.”
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