Zuma’s Rustenburg speech interrupted

President Jacob Zuma. File picture: Antoine de Ras/Independent Media

President Jacob Zuma. File picture: Antoine de Ras/Independent Media

Published Jan 9, 2016

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Rustenburg – President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the ANC’s 104th anniversary celebrations at Phokeng, near Rustenburg in North West, was twice interrupted on Saturday.

The crowd on the north-west side of the stage interrupted his speech when they loudly demanded water.

ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete then announced that the officials distributing water bottles give the water to everyone.

Later, when Zuma was deep into his speech, a man wearing a yellow vest worn by marshals was removed from near the stage, but while marshals were taking him out another man in a red overall ran onto the pitch from the southern side.

Marshals chased him, pinned him down, and then took him out of the stadium while the crowd cheered.

Zuma continued with his speech as the man in red was escorted out of the stadium.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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