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Workers seek alternative to failing ANC - Numsa

2014-05-15 15:56
Johannesburg - The ANC's decreased majority in the general elections showed that workers sought an alternative to the ruling party, union Numsa said on Thursday.

"The 10% loss of votes in Gauteng and a mere 48% of votes in Nelson Mandela Bay spells a disaster for all progressive forces," National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim said.

"The working class are seeking an alternative to the failed policies of the ANC."

Numsa's central committee held a four-day meeting that ended on Thursday.

Jim said it was clear support for the ANC had decreased.

"The central committee noted that while the ANC celebrates a 62% victory and lays claim that their support has not shifted below 60% is misleading and completely fallacious."

He said 64% of South Africans did not vote for the ruling party.

"Out of the total potential and registered voters, analysis of election statistics confirms the ANC has been elected into government by a mere 36% of all those who were eligible to vote."

- SAPA
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