20°C / 22°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 32°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 20°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 31°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 33°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 34°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 34°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 34°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 10°C

Demonstrators attempt to disrupt Ramaphosa’s address at Steve Biko Lecture

A handful of demonstrators attempted to disrupt his speech carrying placards that read: ‘Bloodshed’ and ‘Remember Marikana’.

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the 19th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at the University of South Africa. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address at the Steve Biko Lecture got off to a dramatic start at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in Pretoria.

A handful of demonstrators attempted to disrupt his speech carrying placards that read: “Bloodshed” and “Remember Marikana”.

But they were quickly removed from the venue by the president’s security detail.

“Now that the point has been made, can we please commence with the lecture. Thank you, comrade,” said Unisa’s Samadoda Fikeni.

WATCH: President Ramaphosa delivers the 19th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus