ANCYL's Maine chased away by Gupta employees

2016-04-20 18:13
Collen Maine (Photo supplied)

Collen Maine (Photo supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A meeting scheduled between ANC Youth League President Collin Maine and Gupta-owned Oakbay employees ended abruptly when they chased him away.

Oakbay employees chanted "Maine must fall" as he tried to make his way to his vehicle.

Maine said he had received an open letter from Oakbay employees, addressed to the ANCYL and the Ad hoc Committee on Finance in Parliament.

The letter apparently pleaded with Absa to reopen the Oakbay account for the sake of its employees.

Upon arrival at the Sahara offices, Maine said he discovered the staff were divided and that there had not been a meeting with staff over the writing of the letter.

"We have decided to abandon the meeting because that letter was not written by the staff... The staff must unite themselves before we can talk to them. The consensus of that letter is that people are not sure of the future," he told journalists.

Employees then interrupted Maine, asking him why he was fighting for Indian people and not for black people.

Employees shouted at Maine, telling him to go.

"We don't want you Maine, you must go," they said.

Maine said he had met with Oakbay management earlier in the day, who had indicated that two people had written the letter on behalf of the employees.

Maine said he would return at a later date to speak to employees.

Two ANN7 employees said they were oppressed by Oakbay's management and would never speak on their behalf.

"They treat us like dogs and then they expect us to speak on their behalf. That is nonsense," one said.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  gupta family

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.