Cosatu’s Edwin Mkhize Explains the March

Cosatu announces a national march against several announcements made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during State Of the Nation Address (SONA).

On Thursday 7, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the SONA, which broadly addressed the core economic and social concerns. His mitigation strategies found lack of approval by the Union.

Cosatu marches against: The Eskom three part split, outsourcing of government services, mismanagement, the closure of mines and labour brokers.

Photo credit: Lizeka maduna

On Tuesday during a media briefing in Durban,
Cosatu Provincial Secretary Edwin Mkhize said:

“Cyril is just a president just like any previous president of the ANC, and if we are not happy with what he does we are going to challenge him and we are going to challenge the ANC”, he said.

The fact that Cosatu advocated for Ramaphosa to become the president does not mean we will always be happy with everything that he does and if we disagree with him, we will march to show our anger”

The countrywide march is underway. They say, government must adress the issue of high unemployment rate, which stands at 27.1%.

Wednesday 13 February 2018:10:00 GMT [CWSN] Kesia Qulu

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