Zille must not be a cry baby - Nzimande

2013-01-12 14:32
Blade Nzimande (File, Beeld)

Blade Nzimande (File, Beeld)

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Durban - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille must not act like a "cry baby" about the farmworkers strike in De Doorns, Western Cape, SA Communist Party general-secretary Blade Nzimande said on Saturday.

"I have a message for Helen Zille. Do not be like a cry-baby asking national government to intervene," he told several thousand ANC members gathered at Kings Park stadium in Durban for the African National Congress's 101st anniversary celebrations.

"Go and tell the bosses to negotiate with farmworkers and give [the farmworkers] decent wages."

The strike by seasonal workers to have their R69 daily wage increased to R150 - which began on 27 August last year, and was called off on 4 December - resumed on Wednesday.

Zille is also the premier of the Western Cape.

Nzimande said the party must celebrate its achievements instead of listening to "doom-sayers".

He said people who said that life was better under apartheid, did not know what they were talking about because they never grew up in mud houses without electricity.

"The rich and the media, perpetuated that idea," he said.

- SAPA
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