Monday, March 21, 2011
‘Human Rights Day 2011 meaningless’
March 21 2011 at 08:17pm
Human Rights Day was meaningless to the large numbers of poor youth who had no access to education and no job prospects, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said. Photo: Independent Newspapers
Human Rights Day was meaningless to the large numbers of poor youth who had no access to education and no job prospects, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Monday.
“The youth have no need to celebrate Human Rights Day,” union spokesman Lazola Ndamase said in a statement.
The right to free education would not be achieved as long as the government protected and supported capitalist interests, he argued. The government was afraid of taxing “propertied sections and capital” to fund free education and build universities.
He said many citizens were so poor they would degrade themselves willingly by allowing others to enjoy sushi off their naked bodies. He was referring to businessman Kenny Kunene, owner of Cape Town nightclub ZAR, who hosted two parties recently where sushi was served off the bodies of scantily-clad women.
“We call on working class organisations to intensify their struggle for free education, banishment of labour brokers and the abolishment of capitalism,” Ndamase said.
“Even if this will rattle collaborationists who want to shelve working class struggles for narrow upward mobility to Parliament and Cabinet.” - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Once again the ANC has hijacked a PAC event to score election points!
Second year running!
It is because of government & politicians overspending that the poor are rejected and
Communism should play no part in a healthy economy!