Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the government of Zimbabwe and the South African government for failing the working class. According to eNCA four truck drivers have died whilst waiting to be processed at the Beitbridge border in Limpopo between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
There is a huge traffic jam at the border and it has been caused by delays in processing travel and immigration documentation
NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim said both the South African and Zimbabwean governments have shown in various ways that they despise the working class.
“It is shameful that workers and their families must suffer and queue for days just to cross the border. They are being treated like animals and this is because they are black and poor and both governments do not care about protecting the dignity and well-being of the black and African working class in their countries. “
Jim said they demand that the minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor and the Home Affairs minister in South Africa, Aaron Motsoaledi to explain how this situation was allowed to deteriorate to this extent.
NUMSA is calling for swift and decisive action in order to prevent any more deaths.