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tshwane thumb100 The Star reports that the fight by security guards contracted to the City of Tshwane took another turn on Tuesday when they marched to the EFF offices in Pretorius Street, accusing the party leaders of being sell-outs.  

This was after they received the news that their demands to be employed permanently by the city had been turned down.  The jobs of more than 3,000 security guards are on the line as a result of the termination of the contracts of private security companies for which they worked.  Last week, the guards submitted a memorandum of grievances to city manager Moeketsi Mosola, giving him a three-day ultimatum to address their demands and objected to the city’s move to replace them with metro police officers.  Mosola responded in writing, telling them the city was not in a position to hire them “as it will be utilising its alternative methods of providing this service”.  Outside the EFF offices, the guards complained that the EFF leaders had let them down by allowing the “white DA” to decide their fate.

  • Read this report by Rapula Moatshe in full at The Star

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