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He's the voice of capitalists - Numsa

By Zukile Majova | 2010-03-30 00:00:00.0 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE National Union of Metalworkers of SA has attacked ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, accusing him of being "the voice of capitalists".

Numsa president Cedric Gina yesterday criticised Malema for opposing the call that there should be an audit in the lifestyle of public officials who have inexplicably accumulated wealth.

The union believes Malema's position protects "capitalists".

Addressing delegates at a Numsa bargaining council meeting in Johannesburg, Gina also lashed out at the Black Management Forum for suggesting the lifestyle audits that appear to be targeting only African business people and politicians were racist.

"There is nothing racist about lifestyle audits. And this thing of using race to defend things must stop in our country.

"As far as BMF is concerned, they started with (former Eskom CEO) Jacob Maroga whom they just defended without studying whether he was implementing issues of transformation," said Gina.

"They went to the media and said it (Maroga's dismissal) was racist, just because their boss, the president of the ANCYL was saying that.

"Once again the president of the ANCYL is opposed to the lifestyle audits and we find the deputy president of BMF saying this is racist."

Gina added that the union would campaign for lifestyle audits to be done against people who had become wealthy without proof of how they had earned their wealth.

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