Sadtu march under way in Pretoria

2013-04-24 12:14
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GALLERY: Sadtu march

See all the latest pictures as members of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union march in Pretoria and Cape Town.

Pretoria - Striking SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) members were gathering in an open space in Marabastad, on the outskirts of the Pretoria CBD, on Wednesday morning.

More than 20 buses pulled into the old Putco bus depot, where they dropped off striking teachers from various provinces.

Barry Bateman, an EWN reporter, estimated that there were about 5 000 strikers at the Pretoria march.

Police officers remained on alert while protesters picketed in groups, singing songs against Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

"We put Angie into power. While in power, she blundered her reign, therefore she must voetsek," they sang in Zulu.

Sadtu said it expected close to 25 000 of its members to take part in marches to the Union Buildings in Pretoria and to Parliament in Cape Town.

On Monday, Motshekga and Sadtu failed to agree on whether the marches were legal.

The education department said teachers who joined the protests would face disciplinary action and that the no-work-no-pay rule would apply.

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