Anti-eviction campaign slams Gugulethu mall for empty promises

2 12 2009

Themba Boyi | EyewitnessNews | 2 December 2009

The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign on Tuesday claimed that employment issues at the new Gugulethu Square Mall were being politicised by managers there.

It claimed that residents were told to hand over their CVs to ward councillors if they wanted to be considered for jobs.
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside the centre again on Tuesday demanding jobs at the new development.

One of them, Nomaxabiso Mdoda, said they were tired of pleading.

“Since the mall opened they said we must send our CVs but they didn’t take us,” said Mdoda.

Mncedisi Twala said officials had lost touch with what was important.

“We can’t allow ward councillors to put their nose at this private sector. Hence this mall is only with people who are coming from the community who can get access, coming from an independent body,” said Twala.

Mall management was unavailable for comment.




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