Blow for Ramaphosa as workers tell him he 'must go' at chaotic North West rally

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Jeffrey Abrahams, Gallo Images

In the run-up to the ANC's elective conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered a blow when angry workers expressed their distrust in him and prevented him from delivering his address at a chaotic Cosatu's Workers' Day rally in the North West.

Ramaphosa was due to address Cosatu's rally in the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Phokeng, Rustenburg. This is not far from Marikana.

As the programme got underway, a large group of workers, apparently from Sibanye Stillwater's gold operations, was unhappy with Cosatu and the government's response to their demands as they had been striking for weeks.

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