SONA 2023 | Unions, NGOs form united front

Civil society groups and unions are turning up the heat ahead of the State of the Nation Address on Thursday. They will be announcing their year of mass action campaign. #eNCA's Aviwe Mtila reports. #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says the only way to bring about change in South Africa, would be through electoral reform.

He argues that the president be elected directly by voters, and parliament should be reduced to only 50 members.

He said, "the key issues are poverty, unemployment and inequality. We’ve been talking about it for many years, 30 years down the line and its becoming worse and worse. There is no traction whatsoever."

"The only way to bring the much-needed change, change the electoral system, the president must be elected by the people of SA and this bloated parliament must be cut to 50 people."

"All these people must go and seek work, get employment and feel the pinch that is felt by those who are unemployed. If we can amend the constitution of this country, it will have positive knock-on effect in terms of addressing crime.


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