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Video: President Ramaphosa runs from May Day Rally Over Booing

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has been compelled to abandon a May Day in South Africa.

The President was greeted with booing at the May Day for 2022.

Aggrieved workers had besieged the stage where Mr Ramaphosa was addressing the nation.

The workers, holding placards demanding an increase in minimum wage, chanter “Cyril must go.”

The rally took place in a stadium near the north-western city of Rustenburg. The rally comes weeks after workers from a local mine started their protests.

The President had made efforts to address the concerns of the miners but they responded with booing.

A report by IOL monitored by African Entertainment claimed at Sunday’s event, which had been organised by South Africa’s trade union federation Cosatu, police had to step in while a bodyguard led the president away from the venue.

African Entertainment understands that workers at the rally demanded an annual salary pay rise of 1,000 rand ($63; £50).

Mr Ramaphosa directly addressed the workers’  a demand for a pay ride.

He is quoted on the IOL website as telling the miners that “We have heard that message and we will be dealing with that matter.”

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