ANC veterans slam Limpopo marches

2012-02-24 08:30

Polokwane – The ANC Veteran's League on Thursday criticised labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party for protesting against the ANC-led government in Limpopo.

Veteran's League president Sandi Sejake told a media briefing in Polokwane that while they supported Cosatu's anti-corruption strategy, they were against marches to the office of embattled premier Cassel Mathale.

About two weeks ago, Cosatu and the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veteran's Association demanded that Mathale must step down as premier, because his poor management had led to the province being placed under administration.

The march to Mathale's office came as the SA Revenue Service, the public protector, and Hawks were investigating allegations of irregular tender awards in the province.

Sejake said Cosatu and the SACP needed to produce concrete evidence of their corruption allegations.

When approached for comment, Cosatu in Limpopo dismissed his claim that the recent marches against the provincial government were politically motivated.

The union federation’s provincial secretary Dan Sebabi said they would continue to march to "intensify the agenda of the working class".

“We will continue to march because the Constitution allows us to do so. Those who say we should not march, we don’t understand whose interest they represent,” said Sebabi.

Five provincial departments were placed under administration in December after the province ran out of money.

  • procold2 - 2012-02-24 08:36

    did we expect anything different, was either going to be the ANCYL or ANCVL there cash cow is now in the eyes and they scared with so much attention it will dry up.

      Gigo - 2012-02-24 09:14

      Viva Ancvl Viva! Viva Ancyl Viva!!!

      djmain1 - 2012-02-24 09:38

      These were the guys from Umtonto we Sizwe - right?

      Max - 2012-02-24 09:50

      Who are these people to voice their opinion, what qualifies them?

      Willie - 2012-02-24 13:06

      ANC veterans are senile we don't have to take them serious

  • Jarryd - 2012-02-24 08:42

    "The ANC Veteran's League on Thursday criticised labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party for protesting against the ANC-led government in Limpopo." Well, this is one protest I would approve of...if your province goes 'bankrupt'/'into administration' you need to tell your officials you dont like that, and do it loudly.

  • Putin the " - 2012-02-24 09:27

    Leave our cash cow alone pleassee

  • looneylani - 2012-02-24 09:29

  • Doc - 2012-02-24 10:06

    Uhm Proof? Limpopo is bankrupt with hundreds of millions of rands unaccounted for while officials prance around in flash cars and nice houses. The poor must revolt because they are being fed crumbs and told lies about the money earmarked for them. I am just glad that their eyes are opening to the real culprits.

  • Abram - 2012-02-24 10:15

    But they are stupit because the don't have a proof of corruption.this is politically motivated

  • Kai - 2012-02-24 10:16

    Meanwhile the ANC Pets League were being very sheepish on the subject.

  • john.ncala - 2012-02-24 10:17

    they must explain why Five provincial departments were placed under administration and that's concrete evidence to me

  • Bibi - 2012-02-24 11:58

    Well something's off in limpopo. It is under administration and is practically bankrupt. The premier and julius' mate still has a job. The education and heatlh...aaagh what the hell they and Zuma don't read these blogs.

  • Eric - 2012-02-24 12:54

    I'm sorry but i can't help laughing at you News 24 activists. Oh nice, you commented, BRAVO SOLDIER

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