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ANC has been the marshal of oppression of black people: Amcu

Monday 1 May 2017 18:22

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Joseph Mathunjwa was addressing AMCU members in Welkom as part of May Day celebrations.

Joseph Mathunjwa was addressing AMCU members in Welkom as part of May Day celebrations. (SABC)

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says the African National Congress (ANC) has been the marshal of oppression of black people since 1994 because they continue to be exploited.

Mathunjwa was addressing Amcu members in Welkom as part of May Day celebrations.

He says the real radical economic transformation the ANC-led government has been preaching is socialism.

Mathunjwa says mines should be owned by miners, and that the minimum monthly wage should be R5 000.

"We have a state that acts as administrators and referee, following interests that reign supreme above of those of workers. We need a vanguard, a champion for working... a state that will put South Africa first."

Meanwhile, Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim says workers are demanding a decent minimum wage.

The union was holding a May Day rally in Durban and was joined by the newly-launched federation, Saftu. Numsa is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Jim addressed members on the steps of City Hall.

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