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amcu thumb medium80 81SABC News reports that the march by the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday to the Union Buildings was marred by new Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s decision to leave the venue without receiving the union’s memorandum of demands.  

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa took a swipe at Mantashe for leaving, suggesting he could not bear to witness how Amcu had grown into a giant union at the expense of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  Yet, Mantashe was peeved by Mathunjwa‘s late arrival to hand over the memorandum.  Mathunjwa eventually showed up, receiving a hero’s welcome from his followers.  He went on to call Mantashe a horrible minister and also took a swipe at President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he was no different from former President Jacob Zuma.  There were also Amcu marches in the Free State, Limpopo and in Durban.

  • Read this report by Mbongeni Muthwa at SABC News

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