Security guards protest outside Tshwane House.
RAPULA MOATSHE

Outsourced security guards working for private companies contracted to the City of Tshwane shunned marches against President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.

Instead, the guards in Pretoria have taken to the streets to demand permanent jobs from the municipality.

They staged a different march outside Tshwane House, the municipal headquarters located on Madiba Street.

Workers adamantly said they were not going to march with people who don't have their interest at heart.

Leader of #outsourcingmustfall Mametlwe Sebei said, although workers were in agreement with issues raised by the anti-Zuma marchers, they were more worried about losing their jobs when their contracts end in September.

Security guards protest outside Tshwane House.


Sebei said:"We are not going to march with (mayor) Solly Msimanga. If he is doing the same thing that the ANC did. We will do the same thing to him."

He said workers wanted Zuma to be removed from power because he was corrupt.

"We don't hate Zuma because he is not the most beautiful person in the world, but because he is corrupt," Sebei said.

Workers have previously accused the EFF that led the anti-Zuma march of hypocrisy.

The anti-Zuma marchers were on their way to the Union Buildings from Church Square, where they gathered on Tuesday morning.