The EFF shut down businesses and barricaded roads around Braamfontein and the Johannesburg CBD. This was one of the nationwide protests in support of the motion of no confidence vote levelled against President Jacob Zuma. One of the protesters said he was protesting because “Zuma is not useful anymore, he is not doing the work he is supposed to do as the president, children are not getting education because of Zuma…. He is not fixing anything All he knows is Nkandla coming and his cows swimming in swimming in swimming pools…People are hungry and are sleeping on the streets…People don’t have electricity or water…”
It is assumed that the protest began in the early hours of the morning, around 05h00 in the morning some streets were looted and barricaded by rubbish, tiers and bins.