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Hundreds gather for Cosatu march in Bloem

2012-03-07 09:35

Bloemfontein - Hundreds of people had started to gathered at Batho Hall in Bloemfontein on Wednesday morning, ahead of a nationwide Congress of SA Trade Unions protest.

The crowd, which continued to swell by the minute, was dressed in yellow and red. They appeared in a relaxed mood as they danced, sang and held placards reading: "Stop e-tolling".

There were no police in sight.

Nearby, schoolchildren were helped safely across the road by a uniformed scholar patrol.

There was no visible change to traffic flow and minibus taxi ranks were operating as usual.

Cosatu is protesting in 32 areas across the country against the e-tolling system and labour brokers.

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Comments
  • deon.fourie - 2012-03-07 09:48

    Smile. Face. Wish I could join in today but work has me by the bollocks. Good luck to everyone, keep safe, keep calm!

  • thozi - 2012-03-07 10:29

    I'd join but I need to get to the Traffic Department to change my car's registration number from G (Gauteng) to FS (Free Sate) as I travel a lot to Jo'burg and Pretoria. With the petrol price just gone up and continuing, I need to ensure that I avoid extra expense like the "R500 per month" toll fee, that Jackson Mthembu mentioned this morning. Anyway, good luck marchers~!!

  • Lunga - 2012-03-07 12:12

    Good Luck to the Marchers, we're behind you

  • Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-07 17:17

    I'm guessing strike season has finally begun. People get a clue, government doesn't give a damn or else you wouldn't be striking about the same thing every year. Wake me up when it's over\r\n\r\nFollow me on twitter @VuyoZucch

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