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sidumodlaminiBusinessLive reports that hundreds of workers at Cosatu’s main May Day rally gathering in Port Elizabeth staged a walk out as the labour federation’s President S’dumo Dlamini delivered a keynote address.  

Dlamini noted the walk out, saying during his speech that those who were leaving could do so as many of the points he would make had already been expressed by other leaders who had taken to the podium before him.  Dlamini has been mired in scandal for some time, with recent reports suggesting he received a R300,000 bribe from an abalone dealer, which he has denied.  His close relationship with former President Jacob Zuma had also earned him the ire of Cosatu members who were at the forefront of the campaign to push Zuma out of office.  Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa described this year’s May Day as the "best workers’ day ever".  He stressed that the national minimum wage was a victory for workers, despite what its detractors believed.

  • This report by Theto Mahlakoana is at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Hundreds walk out during Cosatu president’s address, at The Citizen

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