Ramaphosa hits back at Malema Anglo American allegations


- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday hit back at Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema’s suggestion that he had been co-opted by mining giant Anglo American in his years as leader of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Ramaphosa recalled that the NUM had difficulty in recruiting mine workers outside the mines, including on buses on their way home. It then sought permission from Anglo and Rand Gold to canvass staff inside their hostels.

He recalled that at the time, in the 1970s, these were so inaccessible that they were called “fortresses”.

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