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Tensions rise at anti-corruption march

Anti-corruption march attendees outraged at the partitioned entry point between delegates and public at the Union Buildings on Wednesday.

Tension was in the air when protesters were prohibited from entering the Union Buildings on Wednesday after marching through the city against corruption.

Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said people were stopped from gaining access to the Union Buildings.

As the media was being filtered through a gate of entry, the marchers became restless. Some forced their way through the opening in a partition separating the crowd from speakers and delegates.

Security staff eventually yielded, leaving the entry gate open.

Ndlozi said the public needed to be part of the discussion.

The tension subsided as Stephen Faulkner of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) began proceedings.

Ndlozi said there was some difficulty with display monitors and some of the microphones were not switched on.

The march was led by former Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Similar demonstrations were held in Durban and Cape Town.

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