Bodyguards forcibly remove man from Zuma imbizo

2016-04-03 14:24
A man had to be forcibly removed by the president's bodyguards after he laid on the floor and refused to move. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

A man had to be forcibly removed by the president's bodyguards after he laid on the floor and refused to move. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Melmoth – President Jacob Zuma’s first public appearance after he apologised to the nation for Nkandla was marred after a man wearing a black suit was forcibly removed from a packed marquee on Sunday.

Zuma was expected to address more than 10 000 people at a drought relief imbizo at the Melmoth sports grounds in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma received a resounding welcome as he entered a marquee, waving at the crowds shouting his name.

Shortly after Zuma greeted the crowds, a man went and lay down on the floor in front of the stage.

The man refused to get up despite being told to do so several times, and eventually had to be carried out of the marquee.

It was not immediately clear what the man's motives were.

The event, which was scheduled to begin at 10:00, was delayed because Zuma's helicopter could not land due to bad weather.

(Amanda Khoza, News24)

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