Saftu begins on racist note

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Saftu begins on racist note
Numsa's secretary general, Irvin Jim - Image - Die Vryburger

The new trade union, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), chose the ousted Cosatu leader, Zwelinzima Vavi, as their undisputed first leader.

One of the speakers at the founding meeting held in Boksburg was Numsa’s secretary general, Irvin Jim. He regarded the supposedly white monopoly capital as the strategic enemy of the working class, and that economic power is needed to support political power.

He also accused the Reserve Bank of keeping interest rates high to protect “white interests.”

Saftu wants to represent the vulnerable workers, including taxi drivers.

Observers have commented that there is nothing to defend for taxi drivers if their behavior on the roads is not investigated.

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