I-ANCYL Ithi Kade Wayetshelwa u-Ramaphosa

Written by on 3 May, 2022

By: Lindelani Mbatha

The ANC Youth League says what happened in the national May Day rally in the North West shows that workers are angry and feel neglected.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was whisked away from the rally, organised by Cosatu in Rustenburg, after angry Sibanye-Stillwater workers disrupted the proceedings and refused to allow him to speak.

The police were forced to intervene while the statesman’s bodyguard quickly ushered him out of the Stadium.

Workers are demanding a pay increase of R1 000 per month over the next three years, similar to the amount Sibanye’s rival, Harmony Gold agreed to pay its workers last year.

They have been on strike for the past few weeks and brought their demands to the Workers’ Day rally, where Ramaphosa was supposed to address them.

National youth league task team member Sizophila Mkhize says workers have been raising their issues since Ramaphosa took office.

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