Sadtu march off to a slow start

Members of Sadtu are still arriving in drips and drabs for its nationwide protest.

Teachers in red Sadtu shirts gather at the old Marabastad bus depot ahead of a planned march on 24 April 2013. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA - It appears to be a slow start for teacher union Sadtu's march to the union buildings in Pretoria which was scheduled to begin at 10am.

Three buses from Limpopo arrived at the staging point in Marabastad, but there not more than 100 teachers who have gathered.

The union has said it expects about 25,000 of its members to take part in marches in Pretoria and Cape Town.

It's understood that dozens of buses filled with teachers are still en route to Pretoria to take participate in the demonstration.

Teachers from Limpopo, the Free State, North West and Gauteng are expected to gather in the capital city.

Police numbers have continued to grow, but the officers are relaxing in their vehicles as it appears there'll be no marching anytime soon.

The union is calling for the resignation of Education Minister Angie Motshekga and the Ministry'sdirector general Bobby Soobrayan.

Sadtu members have been on a national go-slow since pupils returned to school after the Easter holidays.

Meanwhile, the march in Cape Town is only expected to get underway at 11am.