PROMISES MUST BE FULFILLED: NFP
By Andile Nxumalo
The National Freedom Party Student’s Movement (NAMSO) marched to the Durban City Hall on Saturday to submit their memorandum of demands to the Department of Labour.
More than 200 members of NASMO which is aligned to the NFP, first gathered in King Dinuzulu Park and then marched to City Hall The organisation said it wanted government to explain why thousands of young people are unemployed.
NASMO Treasurer Busi Tshabalala said the government had promised to create 6 million job opportunities.
“We are still unemployed and none of us has seen even one of those job opportunities. We want those jobs that were promised to us,” he said.
NASMO president Sbusiso Mncwabe accused the ruling party of giving jobs to those who were “politically connected to the party.”
“Ordinary South African youths fall victim to labour brokers while those within the ruling party are enjoying the benefits,” said Mncwabe.
He also added that all those who had temporary contracts, should ask to be made permanent employees if they were working for six months and more.
The youth group’s members were pleased when the memorandum was accepted by the department of labour spokesperson Bongani Khambule.
He said the memorandum will be sent to the Minister and Director-General who will respond within 14 days.
“The department is taking action to put and end to labour brokers across the country,” said Khambule.
Tshabalala said if they do not get a response they will take their CV’s to the department of labour offices.
The organisation also wished the NFP president Zanele Ka-Magwaza Msibi, who suffered a stroke last year, a speedy recovery