A picket aimed at forcing President Jacob Zuma  to step down as the country’s President has been called off.

The March was expected to take place this morning at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

ANC member in Gauteng and convener of the #ZumaMustGo March, Lazarus Maumela, gives reasons: “We are calling everybody that Monday is a shutdown. No one must go to work. It’s a call that Zuma must go. Zuma must leave the position now. If he doesn’t go anywhere we will have this shutdown until Zuma resigns.”

Maumela says the organisation has lost confidence in Zuma and some of the cabinet ministers aligned to him.

“We have lost confidence in him. We don’t think he’s the right person to take us to where we wanted as a county, so we are saying to the President, the President should go and his team of ministers that seek to benefit with the corruption they are doing. So we are saying that were going to save the ANC from these group of thugs. This things is real, we’re really tried of this man.”