The highly powered, though initially diminutive but aggressive media campaign and onslaught, calling on South Africans to shut down the country on Friday and take to the streets is being monitored by police.

The campaign, which went viral over the weekend, called on everyone to take part in the national shutdown: “Do not go to work, or to school or do anything unless you’re taking to the streets in protest.

Ramaphosa was viewed in a videoclip, saying that South Africans should not be fearful of events that were taking place. It would seem #BlackMonday has provided a common ground for the opposition parties to unite against Zuma .