Cosatu unhappy about unavailability of Premier

The start of the Cosatu march.

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A police decision to move the start of the march from Mary Fitzgerald Square did not dampen the spirits of marchers.

The march proceeded from Empire Road to Symonds and De Korte Streets where Cosatu president, Sdumo Dlamini called for government to scrap etolls in Gauteng.

Dlamini also called for government to implement a national minimum wage with immediate effect.

Prasa, Eskom and Telkom representatives attended the march to sign Cosatu’s memorandum.

At the banking square in the Joburg CBD the march was joined by SACP Secretary-General, Blade Nzimande as the leadership of Cosatu was about to hand over their memorandum to a South African Banks representative.

Nzimande addressed the march as a message of support.

Blade Nzimande addresses participants in the Cosatu march.

Blade Nzimande addresses participants in the Cosatu march.

He called on government to re-nationalise Sasol and said that DStv was very expensive and government must stop the company’s monopoly.

Nzimande also called for the SABC deal to sell archives to MultiChoice to be reversed.

However when the Cosatu march eventually reached the premiere’s office, Cosatu leadership was disappointed to find that Makhura was not available to accept their memorandum.

Thousands voiced their dissatisfaction with the fact that the premier was not able to meet them.

MEC for economic development, Lebohang Maile accepted the memorandum on behalf of the Premier.


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