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ifpANA reports that the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently intervene in the ongoing mortuary strike in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), which has affected many families.  

Staff at provincial government mortuaries have been on a go-slow for two weeks demanding a wage increase and protesting against "unbearable" working conditions such as broken air-conditioners, broken toilets, old uniforms and lack of cleaning equipment.  Ncamisile Nkwanyana, IFP spokesperson on health, blamed KZN Premier Willies Mchunu for the impasse, saying his failure to intervene in this matter was a clear indication that he was not concerned about the plight of the citizens of the province.  "As the IFP we would expect that the Premier will break his silence on the situation unfolding in KwaZulu-Natal and speak out against the actions of the KZN Department of Health.  Therefore, it is high time now that the President intervenes in this matter," Nkwanyana said.

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