Premier Zille Writes to President Zuma to ask Minister Oliphant to Intervene in De Doorns
Media Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape
I have today written to President Zuma to request him to require that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant intervene in the wage dispute in De Doorns and bring together the relevant stakeholders to begin negotiations towards establishing a new minimum wage level for farm workers.
The consequences of the current crisis in the Hex River Valley will be very severe for the Western Cape and South Africa as a whole if they are not immediately addressed.
I am also calling on President Zuma to require that COSATU enters the discussions in good faith and ends its incitement and intimidation.
This matter can only be resolved through Minister Oliphant taking this urgent step.