Union backs protesting Egyptians

2011-02-01 11:13

SA’s National Health and Allied Workers’ Union offered solidarity to Egyptians lobbying for the removal of president Hosni Mubarak on today.

“South Africans have been beneficiaries of international solidarity against the evil apartheid regime and we owe it to all the oppressed people of the world to be at the forefront of the struggles against tyranny and injustice,” a Nehawu statement read.

They also supported Tunisians who “toppled the kleptocratic regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali”, saying the world’s oppressed could learn lessons from the two countries.

Nehawu called on its members and South Africans to join a solidarity march on Friday at 2.30pm outside the Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria.

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