Protesters demand Marikana report as Ramaphosa speaks at a dinner

2015-05-15 19:51

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Cape Town – Protesters demanding the Marikana report have allegedly stormed a dinner on Friday in Johannesburg where Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa was speaking.

The Deputy Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa Kevin Malunga tweeted: “Protesters just stormed Muslim Civil Society dinner where DP Cyril Ramaphosa is speaking shouting that he is a killer, demand Marikana report.”

According to Malunga the protesters might have gained access through the side doors at Wanderers Club.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the Muslim Civil Society Conference Gala Dinner at the Wanderers Club in Illovo.

He was speaking on the role of civil society in the implementation of the National Development Plan.

Journalist Khadija Patel, who was also at the conference, said protesters were carrying placards saying: "Don't let politicians get away with murder."

She tweeted: "Hearing reports that police acted with a very heavy hand towards the Marikana protesters here at the conference.

"I'm hearing the protesters who disrupted the conference are about to be arrested after being beaten by security attached to the Presidency."

Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa told News24 that the deputy president was delivering his speech, but at the time could not confirm the incident.

Read more on:    cyril ramaphosa  |  johannesburg  |  protests  |  marikana inquiry

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