Limpopo strikers reject Malema’s 'friend'

2012-03-07 12:54

Cosatu strikers take to the streets

2012-03-07 11:21

Marchers in Cape Town partake in Cosatu’s nationwide strike against the e-tolling system and labour brokers. See the video.WATCH

Polokwane - Cosatu supporters refused to be addressed by a Limpopo ANC representative in Polokwane on Wednesday, calling him a friend of youth league leader Julius Malema.

They said they would not be spoken to by "the ANC of [Premier Cassel] Mathale, and Malema, who are thieves".

This happened as protesters were gathering in the city to march in support of Cosatu's protest against e-tolling and labour brokers.

Most people in the crowd that had gathered in support of Cosatu's protest wore ANC badges and emblems.

SA Students Congress representative Themba Masondo, who was allowed to speak to the marchers, said students would always back workers.

"We say no to modern slavery because if you earn R100, labour brokers give you R30 and they get R70.

Students will always be with workers, and please support us in our campaign for free education. We believe that through education we can earn decent salaries in future when we will be workers," he said.

The crowd was expected to deliver a memorandum to the offices of Absa and Nedbank later on Wednesday.

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