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cosatuEWN reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape says its planned protest will go ahead on Thursday, despite Premier Alan Winde saying that the union's march was misguided.

Cosatu said it has had enough of the high-crime rate and the unbearable cost of living. Winde took to social media suggesting that crime affected all law-abiding Western Cape residents. But Cosatu feels that its message should be heard during its protest in Cape Town. Its approach has raised concerns for the Premier, who feels that the demonstration may cause delays in productivity. Winde said he was worried that the protest might disrupt workers as this should be the time when economic activity was prioritised given the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Cosatu's provincial secretary Malvern De Bruyn said it was all systems go: "We have applied to the City, we've got the certificate and we will march tomorrow." Cosatu is planning to hand over a memorandum to authorities in the Western Cape hoping that they too can play their part in bettering the lives of residents.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ronald Masinda at EWN


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