Thousands of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) marchers chanting “We are ready for Cyril Ramaphosa” made their way through the Durban CBD as part of Wednesday’s national demonstration against state capture.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini led the KwaZulu-Natal leg of the protest.
Cosatu marchers have been singing songs in support of Ramaphosa with many wearing T-shirts that read “CR17” as they march through the Durban CBD.
This is despite Dlamini dismissing claims that the demonstration is a proxy battle ahead of the African National Congress' elective conference.
“Look, let them say what they what. We are not going to be detracted from our objective which is to have corruption stopped in this country.”
The march is expected to end at the Durban City Hall where a memorandum will be handed over.