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
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