National shutdown | Saftu demands resignation of ANC govt

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JOHANNESBURG - The ANC-led government has failed to deliver a better life for the people of South Africa according to Saftu's spokesperson Trevor Shaku.

He says removing President Cyril Ramaphosa alone will not solve the country's problems.

The union federation is part of Monday's protest action against the country's crippling energy crisis.

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He said, "the problem here is the ANC at large and as a result we demand the resignation of the whole ANC government because it has demonstrated over time that it is failing to meet the demands for better life in this country."

"Eleven million of our young people are unemployed, more than 8.9 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are not in any form of employment or education and training."

"In addition to that, the levels of crimes have been rising as a results of this socio-economic crisis of capitalism. Their commitment to capitalism has meant that most of our workers are earning less that R5,800 and in addition to that, most of the jobs have been sucked as a results we have the introduction of temporarily and casualise workers where these people are exploited."

"So in the context of all these crises, we think that workers must focus on ensuring that the whole of the ANC, not just Cyril, but the whole of the ANC and Cyril leave our government," he said.


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