- President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to address the concerns of the farm evictions protesters.
- The protestors disrupted the speech as soon as the President was set to address in Paarl Western Cape
- As soon as he took to the podium to address the protesters led by a group of women came forward and the president suggested he would also discuss their concerns.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's women day message was interrupted by protesters as he readied himself to address in Paarl, Western Cape Briefly.co.za has learnt. The placard waving protesters eventually settled down and the President acknowledged them by promising to discuss the matter.
Video of President Ramaphosa being disturbed by protesters as he readied to deliver his key note address in Paarl Western Cape to commemorate Women's Day. Video by News24.
The protesters were carrying placards with different messages among them. One of the messages according to News24 was calling on the President to sign a moratorium on evictions. This would seem to be a challenge to make Ramaphosa to come true on his word after he had promised in 2014 to sign the moratorium to halt farm evictions until dignified housing could be found for the evicted. The President promised to attend to the protesters.
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