Pres­sure Zuma to ‘read’ faster

CityPress - - Voices - Con­stance Qubu Lusik­isiki, Eastern Cape

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Let me re­mind the na­tion that it took about 10 weeks for Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma to read the Public Pro­tec­tor’s re­port on the late Sicelo Shiceka. The re­port by re­tired Judge Ian Far­lam into Marikana is a com­plex mat­ter be­cause it touches on his al­lies, par­tic­u­larly Deputy Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa and Gen­eral Riah Phiyega.

Our new Na­tional Union of Minework­ers (NUM) gen­eral sec­re­tary David Sipunzi must add his voice to the call for Zuma to re­lease the Far­lam re­port.

The pres­i­dent’s loy­al­ists, Richard Md­luli and Judge John Hlophe, are pro­tected and Bruce Koloane, now am­bas­sador to the Nether­lands, was re­warded for be­ing the fall guy in the Gup­ta­gate scan­dal. Had those killed been NUM mem­bers and al­lies of for­mer NUM pres­i­dent Sen­zeni Zok­wana and the de­feated Frans Baleni, the pres­i­dent would have acted with light­ning speed.

The NUM and the As­so­ci­a­tion of Minework­ers must de­mand that the pres­i­dent read the Far­lam re­port. Gov­ern­ment went all out to as­sist fam­i­lies who lost loved ones in the TB Joshua Sy­n­a­gogue Church tragedy, yet didn’t lift a fin­ger when it came to the wid­ows and or­phans of Marikana.

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