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'It was just a PR stunt. This is just an act to show face'

5 September 2019 4:16 PM
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Joburg Firefighters
Bank of Lisbon
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Nehawu has criticised a commemoration by the Gauteng Health Department for the firefighters who died in a blaze at Bank of Lisbon.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has accused the Gauteng Department of Health of initiating a PR stunt after holding a commemoration ceremony for three firefighters who lost their lives in a blaze at the Bank of Lisbon building in central Joburg last year.

Today marked the first anniversary since the incident.

Nehawu branch secretary Charles Pasha explains why they hosted a parallel ceremony. He says the department has failed to provide support to the affected families.

It was just a PR stunt. This is just an act to show face.

Charles Pasha, Branch secretary - Nehawu

Since the firefighters lost their lives, their families have not gotten any support, none whatsoever.

Charles Pasha, Branch secretary - Nehawu

We felt that there are no good intentions behind the commemoration organised by the department.

Charles Pasha, Branch secretary - Nehawu

Click on the link below to hear more from Pasha....


5 September 2019 4:16 PM
Tags:
Nehawu
Joburg Firefighters
Bank of Lisbon
bank of lisbon fire
firefighters commemoration

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