Workers and Socialist Party names presidential candidate

2014-03-13 14:55

Former trade union boss Moses Mayekiso will be the presidential candidate for the Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp) for the general elections.

“All the candidates on Wasp’s lists for the 2014 elections are workers, trade unionists and community and youth activists,” the party said today.

“The best people to represent the voice of the working class are working-class people.”

Mayekiso was a founding member of the Congress of SA Trade Unions, a former African National Congress MP and CEO of the SA National Civic Organisation.

Wasp will be contesting the May 7 elections nationally and in three provinces – North West, Limpopo and Gauteng.

The party said once in Parliament, its MPs and MPLs would not take home more than the average wage of a skilled worker.

“The additional salary will be ploughed back into building Wasp and supporting the struggles of workers, communities and youth.

“The salary and all expenses of Wasp MPs and MPLs will be available for scrutiny by all South African citizens,” the party said.

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