The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) says, although its saddened by the political changes in hotly contests metros, the union will accept any municipal administration that has been democratically elected.
This comes after the a DA-led multi-party coalition government took over in Nelson Mandela Bay and the ANC lost outright majority in Tshwane and Johannesburg.
Samwu spokesperson Papikie Mohale says that it will support local government on the condition that no municipal workers are purged.
He says that municipal workers should not be employed or fired on the basis of their political affiliation.
There should be no one who is victimised or purged. Otherwise municipal workers will stand up and defend their own.— Papikie Mohale, Samwu spokesperson
Our presence is strong in municipalities that aren't necessarily led by the ANC.— Papikie Mohale, Samwu spokesperson
We are prepared to work with any administration.— Papikie Mohale, Samwu spokesperson
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