President Cyril Ramaphosa and his fellow VIP mourners made a speedy escape from the Royal Palace in KZN, after they were initially blocked from leaving the funeral of Zulu King Zwelithini by a large group of unruly protesters.
KING ZWELITHINI FUNERAL PROTESTS
The main gates to the event were blocked off by around 100 people forming a ‘Zulu regiment’. Disgruntled that they couldn’t enter the event in their full traditional gear, the iron gate was closed on them. However, an armed battalion of SAPS failed to clear the group from the front gates – leading to a tense stand-off once their cordon was broken.
Members of President Ramaphosa’s security team were informed about the ruckus up ahead. With their only means of exiting the venue compromised, there was a desperate need for some quick-thinking. Sure enough, several guards on duty made light work of dismantling a nearby fence, allowing the presidential motorcade to make its way through.
WATCH: CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ESCAPES ‘SECURITY THREAT’
The have to make temporary exit for President since the gate was blocked. President used this gate. pic.twitter.com/MjhCEO6lQZ
— MR PAID (@kamuhelo6) March 18, 2021