A Zimbabwean activist who insulted South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling him “Big Nose” and demanding he must go.

He made the call during the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) mass action on Monday is in big trouble as xenophobic locals bay for his blood.

They are saying immigrants are now overstepping the line and should be dealt with accordingly.

EFF called for a nationwide strike demanding Ramaphosa’s resignation saying he has failed.

The government responded with the deployment of soldiers and police across the country.

Many people were arrested and are expected to appear in court soon.

President Ramaphosa vowed to deal with the protesters saying his administration does not tolerate lawlessness.