Johannesburg - Former trade union boss Moses Mayekiso
will be the Workers and Socialist Party's Wasp) presidential candidate for the
general elections, the party said on Thursday.
"All the candidates on [the] Wasp's lists for the
2014 elections are workers, trade unionists, and community and youth
activists," the party said in a statement.
"The best people to represent the voice of the
working class is working class people themselves."
Mayekiso was a founding member of the Cosatu, a former ANC
MP, and CEO of the SA National Civics Organisation.
The Wasp will be contesting the 7 May elections
nationally and in three provinces - North West, Limpopo, and Gauteng.
The party said its MPs and MPLs would not take more than
the average wage of a skilled worker, once in Parliament.
"The additional salary will be ploughed back into
the building of the Wasp and supporting struggles of workers, communities and
"The salary and all expenses of [the] Wasp MPs and
MPLs will be available for scrutiny by all South African citizens," the