Déjà vu: Zuma’s Youth Day spee

Déjà vu: Zuma’s Youth Day speech interrupted by “Zuma must go” protesters

It’s almost like May Day.

Déjà vu: Zuma’s Youth Day spee

The president’s Youth Day — the ANC seems to miss the irony — speech got off to a shaky start after a group of protesters interrupted the address, chanting “Zuma must go.”

El presidente was delivering his address to crowds in Ventersdorp, accompanied by North West premier Supra Mahuma-Pelo and cabinet ministers Nathi Mthethwa — who recently announced that he’d like SA’s name changed — and Buti Manamela; where he told anyone willing to listen that education is the key to unlocking economic freedom.

Read: Zuma booed at May Day celebrations, ANC blames Cosatu and the SACP

Pretty ballsy coming from the man whose party regularly lashes out at ‘clever blacks’ or the black middle class.

While this time he actually got to finish his speech, Friday’s disruption felt a lot like the May Day protests that prevented the president from addressing workers at a Cosatu event. On Friday, however, the protests didn’t seem to derail the president all that much, and the show went on regardless.