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Ramphele becomes a rented black by joining the DA

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Press Statement: 29 January 2014

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has noted that a political tourist by the name of Mamphele Ramphele has now joined the Democratic Alliance as their presidential candidate.

Ramphele became very rich during her tenure as the chairperson of Goldfields and failed to be a change agent of the poor and marginalized mineworkers.

She failed to transform the mining industry during her time as the chairperson of Goldfields and was a mere opinion-maker who shouted from the sidelines with no meaningful action.

This political tourist was just a seat warmer and cheque collector who enjoyed cocktail and other elitist gravies while poor mineworkers continue to earn poverty wages.

The NUM is disappointed that someone who had been part of the mining oligarchy at Goldfields has done nothing to uplift the poor mineworkers but instead became part of the oppressors.

This loud mouth has now joined the DA projecting herself as a messiah above the rest. She is no messiah. She is a political tourist, political opportunist and a rented black.

All we know is that Ramphele is joining a party that is desperately in need of black faces whilst it has no agenda to transform the social and economic needs of the majority black citizens in our country. We don't believe a person who has failed to even give a sustainable life to her newly born party will make any impact on the lives of blacks other than to entrench backwardness of the DA.

For more information, Please contact
Livhuwani Mammburu: 083 809 3257 (Acting NUM spokesperson)
Frans Baleni- (NUM General Secretary) 082 375 6443

National Union of Mineworkers
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Johannesburg
Tel: 011 377 2111
Cell: 083 809 3257
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