Jordaan given an ultimatum

END IN SIGHT: After a walk just short of 10km, Samwu members march down Whites Road in Central, Port Elizabeth, on their way to see their leaders hand over a protest petition to municipal officials at the City Hall in Port Elizabeth. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
END IN SIGHT: After a walk just short of 10km, Samwu members march down Whites Road in Central, Port Elizabeth, on their way to see their leaders hand over a protest petition to municipal officials at the City Hall in Port Elizabeth. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

MORE than 1 000 SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members braved the wet weather in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday to march close to 10km and hand over a list of grievances to their bosses.

The workers demanded that mayor Danny Jordaan immediately reinstate a scarce-skills allowance, lift a three-year moratorium on filling vacancies, and that the municipality should give employees land to build their own houses.

Early in the morning sounds of vuvuzelas could be heard around Greenacres as Samwu members sang revolutionary songs as they waited for other members.

One placard read: “Danny watch out! We are not playing soccer now.”

-Avuyile Mngxitama-Diko and Yoliswa Sobuwa

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