Mayor of Joburg Herman Mashaba wants government to urgently address the hiring of undocumented immigrants by businesses in Gauteng which leave South Africans out in the cold.
Mashaba says residents of Slovo Park raised these concerns to him that there are unemployed youths with qualifications but businesses in the area are bringing in foreign nationals without papers to come and work for them.
He says business owners are saying that South Africans are lazy, and they don't want to work.
These business people have seen an opportunity to exploit these poor people with no documents because they don't have any rights whatsoever.— Herman Mashaba, Mayor at City of Joburg
These heists that are happening here, some of them are committed by foreign nationals with military training. So our country is in trouble unless we get government to intervene.— Herman Mashaba, Mayor at City of Joburg
Mashaba says the chaos is caused by the tripartite alliance between the ANC and the trade unions. He says South Africa needs trade unions that are independent, that have no links in politics.
They look after their own political interest instead of looking after the country.— Herman Mashaba, Mayor at City of Joburg
We should have independent trade unions because our people deserve to belong to trade unions.— Herman Mashaba, Mayor at City of Joburg
To hear the rest of the conversation with Herman Mashaba, listen below:
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