Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is mourning the death of its General Secretary David Kolekile Sipunzi. He passed away on Friday, 25 December 2020 and the cause of death is still unknown.
NUM Deputy General Secretary William Mabapa said Sipunzi will always be remembered for his forthrightness, commitment and dedication in championing the cause of the working class to ensure, protect and safeguard their jobs and conditions of employment.
“He was a trade unionist who did not cease to fight for the rights of the NUM members. His global contribution as one of the Vice Presidents of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and his efforts in labour rights will not easily be forgotten.” Said Mabapa.
NEHAWU General Secretary Zola Saphetha said “Sipunzi’s efforts to liberate the mineworkers from exploitative mine bosses should inspire the unity of all mine workers to continue the struggle against slave wages”
More details will be communicated soon by the family.