Scuffle breaks out at main Cosatu rally
A scuffle has broken out between Cosatu members and another group of what appears to be ANC members clad in the party’s yellow T-shirts.
Marshalls tried to calm the situation, as leaders who are separated from the crowd by a fence looked on. Police also lined up the barricade.
The scuffle broke out after President Jacob Zuma arrived at Cosatu’s main Worker’s Day rally at Loch Logan Park in Bloemfontein.
Earlier, the crowd booed Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini when he was introduced.
They also put their hands in the air doing the soccer change signal. The crowd also chanted that Zuma must go, and sang a song which, when loosely translated, said “Have you heard the good news, Zuma is going”.
Earlier Cosatu in the Free State said it was concerned that there were people wearing T-shirts that did not have an emblem of any of their affiliates.