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samwu thumb medium80 78SABC News reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Free State says it will continue marching and protesting until the Matjhabeng Local Municipality mayor, Thanduxolo Khalipha, has vacated his position because he is not resolving issues affecting municipal workers.

Samwu has been calling for Khalipha to step down as mayor since September last year. Disgruntled Samwu members plan to approach the court to dissolve the municipality, which they say has been under financial stain throughout Khalipha’s tenure. The mayor is accused of being disrespectful and showing no interest in responding to workers’ demands. “We’re prepared to intensify our action, from here we’ll be involving community structures as we’ve met but we’ve said to community structures, we’re just informing you but give us chance to deal with our own issues. We’ll come back, we will be rolling a programme to communities in a mass meeting, ward by ward involving communities because some of the issues we’re raising, affect the communities directly because they’re impaired on service delivery,” said Samwu Free State Secretary Tiisetso Mahlatsi. Labour federation Cosatu is also supporting the workers.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kamohelo Tsotetsi at SABC News

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