Young communists condemn Zuma booing

2013-12-11 17:15
President Jacob Zuma attending the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. (SABC, AFP)

President Jacob Zuma attending the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. (SABC, AFP)

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Johannesburg - Booing President Jacob Zuma at the memorial for former president Nelson Mandela was despicable behaviour, the Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA) said on Wednesday.

"This was a well-planned and co-ordinated action by people who are hell-bent on disrespecting the president," spokesperson Khaya Xaba said in a statement.

"This contemptible behaviour must be condemned, as it was a direct insult on the memory of Tata Mandela."

The YCLSA said those who booed and heckled should hang their heads in shame.

Each time the image of Zuma came up on the big screen at the memorial for Mandela at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday many in the crowd booed.

The programme director, African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, had to urge the crowd a number of times to show restraint and be disciplined.

People also interrupted tributes by some foreign heads of state to cheer their favourite politicians.

Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

- Share your memories of Nelson Mandela with us.

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