Protesters stop strike to snap pics of Zola

2014-03-19 14:04
Durban – Traffic in Johannesburg was brought to a standstill on Wednesday as thousands of National Union of Metal Workers of SA members marched for jobs.

Jan Smuts Avenue was a sea of red as Numsa marchers made their way from Zoo Lake to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) offices in Rosebank.

The march was relatively peaceful with some of the marchers even waving and blowing kisses at children at a nursery school along the way.

Some marchers were temporarily distracted as they spotted musician Zola coming out of one of the shops along the route.

They took out their cellphones in a bid to snap pictures of him. He quickly hurried away from the crowd.

Some of the men stopped to urinate outside the walls of a building.

Throughout the march, the singing and chanting continued. The marchers were demanding employment.

National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim met the marchers at the Nedlac building and began addressing the crowd at 12:30.

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