Group disturbs Cosatu rally in Limpopo

2012-11-17 19:40

Johannesburg - A Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) rally in Limpopo was disturbed on Saturday by a group of youth supporting deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

"It was... a group of few young people wearing Motlanthe T-shirts signalling change with their hands, [they were] singing and chanting," Cosatu's provincial chairperson Essob Mokgonyana said.

Mokgonyana said the rally went ahead without any clashes with the group.

The rally, which was held in Nthane Primary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, focused on the wild cat strikes in the mining sector in the province and also to help stabilise the National Union of Mineworkers.

He also said even though the rally was not about the African National Congress's elective conference in Mangaung, another group made gestures in support of President Jacob Zuma to be elected for the second term.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-11-17 19:46

    Oh please we all know that these are Malema only makes sense that they should wear t shirts with someone still in govenment who supports malema as well to save malema's thin skin.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-17 19:48

    Yip the Zuma mafia strikes cos Zuma is going down & that angers him - people no longer have any confidence in him or what he stands for :))))

      george.mnisi.31 - 2012-11-17 20:57

      Which people are you referring to? Whites? So suddenly the same white people who caused these poverty lines can speak on behalf of the poor. I pity blacks who buys into this.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-17 20:58

      all the people of South Africa!

      ellboyx - 2012-11-17 21:53

      We can talk for ourselves don't generalize here

      ellboyx - 2012-11-17 22:10

      We can talk for ourselves don't generalize here

      pawmetmhla.mqadi - 2012-11-18 00:50

      de-Dump-lessis u wish, Zuma is here to stay coz he has support. Stick wit ur Dump Alliance, we doin fine wit our ANC

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-11-18 06:18

      Mqadi 'we' doing fine?

      mxeki.maduvula - 2012-11-18 11:40

      @Mqali. Showing support and compassion to zuma is tantamount to washing a pig, it will still go back to the mud. Sane people are ashamed regretting for having supported him in the previous scandals. zuma WILL NEVER STOP DISAPPOINTING THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR SLEEP AND STOOD BY HIM AGAINST ALL ODDS DURING HIS COURT CASES!

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-18 16:22

      So Mxeki what do you support we do: should we then support the DA cos they have not let their constituency down and have defended the interest of capitalist at all cost, the day your DA see it wrong in the private sector for an uneducated white trash to be in charge of people of other races even thought they are more qualified, I may start thinking differently, the day I walk into my work place and I see all the domkop whites made to sweep and clean not our black matriculants I will say at least the DA is talking sense to these capitalists, for mow I am fine with my ANC

  • mlamli.jikeka - 2012-11-17 19:51

    cosatu busy with problems of anc leaders instant of the workers sh....t man!

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-11-17 20:32

    Cosatu have lost direction are they a labour union or cANCer campaigners?

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-17 21:34

    I have created a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign this and pass it on. Thank you.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-17 23:30

    Where are the Zuma "GO TO JAIL" Tapes?

  • Marco van Rensburg - 2012-11-18 07:23

    Well the whites are the only ones helping the poor always giving money,jobs,clothes,food...Zuma and the ANC have never giving anything to their loyal followers!

      mlungisi.magada - 2012-11-18 12:29

      The opposite of white is black and not ANC.

  • Mandy Stone Necroluna - 2012-11-18 09:46

    How can it be that I still see so many comments in favour of a party that is failing this country so badly? How is this even a racial issue? the government are spending the taxes of people of all races that have worked so hard to earn their money. Those people should be rewarded for their taxes by getting decent facilities and services, instead the state of those services is shocking. You cant for eg, tell me that you are happy to visit the disgusting government hospitals as they are? Or sit with no running water or electricity? No decent homes instead of shacks? For goodness sake, how can the whites be blamed for this when we have little say over these things anymore? FACT: when the whites were in power, everyone lived better lives - though we could have done without Apartheid. Now, I don't really care whether my next president is black, white, Indian or Coloured, all I care about is that they have the needs of the nation at heart instead of being a bunch of self-serving, hedonistic, greedy criminals who don't care about any of us, even their own black nation. Surely even one with a minimal education can see this?

      mlungisi.magada - 2012-11-18 12:33

      There are over 50m people in SA and the comments made here are not representative of that number.There will always be people supporting a view or something you don't.

      sven.gohre - 2012-11-18 13:53

      @Reaper, the thing is that South Africa has never had a government that cared for ALL the people of South Africa, each one always looked after only the political elite. It is one of the reasons that South Africa is divided so badly after 18 years of so called "FREEDOM".

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-18 12:48

    Brainy, aren't they?.

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