Zuma lets a skirt think for him – anti-corruption protesters

2015-10-14 12:58
Protesters take part in the anti-corruption march. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

Protesters take part in the anti-corruption march. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Johannesburg - A sea of red and yellow was flowing into the Mary Fitzgerald Square in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday morning, with close to 5 000 people joining the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (Numsa) anti-corruption march.

Joined by civil society groups dancing and the Congress of the People (Cope) supporters, the crowd enthusiastically sang and blew vuvuzelas.

Supporters of the march have been gathering at the square since early morning.

Earlier, Numsa members had chanted, "Zuma lets a skirt think for him" in Zulu as they marched around the square, and later began chanting the song, Dudula ibhunu (Shoot the boer).

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim and Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota, together with former Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, have all arrived to address the crowd.

Numsa branch leader Alen Makula said they were expecting thousands more participants from civil society groups.

One of the marchers, 52-year-old Welcome Melaphi, told News24, "I don't have a job anymore because of corruption. I am here to make noise as well."

The march was running slightly late on Thursday morning, with the crowd expected to go to Beyers Naude Square and the Gauteng provincial legislature, before proceeding to the Chambers of Mines to hand over a memorandum.

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