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'This to us is do or die' - Nehawu warns Gordhan over austerity measures

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Nehawu members march in Cape Town before the budget speech. (Jenni Evans  News24)
Nehawu members march in Cape Town before the budget speech. (Jenni Evans News24)

Cape Town - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should stop cutting the budget to appease foreign rating agencies and focus more on what the people of South Africa need, the National Health Education and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said at the handover of a memorandum at Parliament on Thursday.

"You shall stop satisfying the imperialist banks, the [International Monetary Fund], the bank of the world - you must focus on the people of South Africa," said Nehawu president Mzwandile Mkwayiba.

He was speaking at the end of a march through the streets of Cape Town by around 300 Nehawu supporters, who say they are fed up with austerity measures that are threatening their livelihoods and making it difficult to deliver public services.

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