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tshwane thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the EFF is credited with convincing the Joburg mayor to directly employ security guards for the metro from outsourced companies‚ but it appears unlikely that the party will replicate the feat in Tshwane.  

Solly Msimanga‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor in the capital city‚ on Wednesday told the EFF’s local leadership that his administration was not in position to employ the more than 3‚000 security guards set to become jobless at the end of July.  The guards‚ employed by various companies contracted by the previous ANC administration‚ are stationed at properties owned by the municipality.  They have to leave with their employers when the contracts end.  In a controversial move‚ Tshwane will start posting its metro police to guard its properties by end of July.  A throng of affected guards marched to the municipality’s headquarters last week to demand direct employment.  The guards marched to the EFF offices in the city this week, accusing the party of selling them out to the DA-led administration.

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