On behalf of our sick and hospitalized, I plead with leaders of NEHAWU to end their strike. I also plead with authorities in the province to open doors for negotiations and let all health workers to return to work urgently.
Our poor and non affording patients are the most hit and most South Africans have not yet recovered from the poverty of the apartheid rule. They cannot afford private clinics or hospitals. We can see that our government is turning a blind eye to NEHAWU’s proposal. Let the community stand up and support NEHAWU where they don’t destroy any properties. Let church leaders stand up to make time to talk to the government.
NEHAWU is fighting for genuine concerns such as corruption, better working conditions and improvement of the workplace. NEHAWU is doing this for the working class and community.
Change is far and we are oppressed by our own black leaders who care about themselves instead of bettering the lives of South Africans. Freedom fighters and struggle stalwarts who are gone are turning in their graves. Our people are dying at Bophelong hospital.
A pigsty is better than our provincial hospital, please help we are drowning because of corruption.
Concerned resident - Don.