WATCH: Cosatu cancels all speeches at its Bloemfontein #WorkersDay rally


01 May 2016 - Crowds cheer ahead of an address by Cosatu president, Sdumo Dlamini at the trade union federation's May Day rally in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Sunday.

BLOEMFONTEIN - Cosatu decided to cancel all scheduled speeches at its main Workers' Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday.


The decision comes as President Jacob Zuma was heckled by some members during the gathering, singing that he should step down. They believed Zuma's address would be inconsistent with the trade union’s call for him to step down.

READ: Zuma not welcome at May Day celebrations: unions

Several other rallies are expected to take place across the country.

Numsa and the newly formed South African Federation of Trade Unions will be celebrating Workers' Day in Durban.





*eNCA's Thulasizwe Simelane was at Bloemfontein describing the situation as it ensued: