OUR LABOUR MOVEMENT IS CAPABLE TO HANDLE ANY THREATS TO DEMOCRACY, MWAMBA TELLS NUMSA

Pretoria-11th July 2017
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has said Zambia has a fearless, vocal and active labour movement to deal with any matter regarding the governance of the country.
He said the country’s labour movement had played a key role in the liberation of Southern Africa and was also instrumental in the democratization of Africa.
Speaking when he received a memorandum of demands from the National Union of Metal Workers in South Africa(NUMSA), Mr. Mwamba said the concern of the Union were misplaced and founded on distorted media reports.
He said the labour movement in Zambia was capable of handling any threats to democracy or the rule of law.
He urged NUMSA to concentrate on the issues affecting the welfare of their workers and the country of South Africa before they could show solidarity to what he termed misguided causes.
He said Zambia was enjoying peace and its democratic processes were not threatened in any way.
He also strongly dismissed allegations that the country had slid into a dictatorship.
He said the recent proclamation by President Edgar Lungu was designed to arrest and deter threats to peace and public safety and was NOT a state of emergency in any way.
NUMSA applied to the local police and was conducting a picket at the Zambian Embassy in Pretoria.
The Union also delivered a memorandum of demands.
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public relations
Zambia High Commission Pretoria,
South Africa.
Email:Kayulachulu@yahoo.com.
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