June 22, 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.
Mahlobo says ANC knows who is behind Tshwane violence
Ramaphosa says government plans a jobs summit
And, Ramokgopa says ANC to go back to branches about mayoral nomination process
State Security Minister David Mahlobo said yesterday that the government knew who was fuelling civil unrest in Tshwane.
Mahlobo was addressing the media at a security cluster briefing in Pretoria following violent protest in the area.
He said they knew the perpetrators but they were not going to conduct their investigation in public.
The riots and unrest were linked to the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate.
Government and labour are set to organise a summit to discuss ways to retain and create jobs in the tough current economic climate, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
This follows a meeting yesterday of the presidential working group on labour involving the Presidency, labour federation leaders and Cabinet Ministers.
Ramaphosa said a ten-person committee, consisting of Ministers and two representatives each from the three largest labour federations, would arrange this job summit.
Congress of South African Trade Unions president Sdumo Dlamini, who attended the meeting, said the job summit would highlight what was being done to create a social security net for workers.
ANC regional chairperson and Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says the party leadership will go back to the branches to discuss the mayoral nomination process.
Ramokgopa made the announcement to party members at a community hall in Atteridgeville where he said they would resolve problems through engagement.
Townships in Tshwane had been burning since Monday when the ANC announced Thoko Didiza as the mayoral candidate for the upcoming local government elections in August.
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