By Thandi Mathebula
The Giyani based labour union, EPTASAWU demands fair interview processes after general workers’ interviews were aborted on Thursday due to ANC faction battles.
EPTASAWU’s president, Austin Mabasa told Giyani View that the mayor of Greater Giyani Municipality (GGM), Cllr Thandi Zitha should account for the collapse of the interviews on Thursday.
Giyani View learned that GGM general workers interviews were interrupted after the ANC’s deepening divisions and factionalism was an order of the day.
According to the information at our disposal, the two factions of the ANC had lists of their preferred candidates ready for interviews which were scheduled to take place at the Giyani Information Center.
Giyani View can confirm that the mayor’s faction had an upper-hand, and Cllr Makondo’s faction was trailing.
According to our source Cllr Makondo’s faction mobilized an ‘ordinary’ community member who applied for the same vacant positions to storm the venue.
Disputes between the two factions led to the collapse of the business of the day.
Mabasa said the vacancies should be re-advertised. “Those who participated in the interviews on Thursday should be cut off, and new applicants should be considered.
“We know they have short-listed their relatives, friends and girlfriends and that’s why the vacancies should be re-advertised”.
One of the applicants told Giyani View that the ANC never seize to amaze.
“They brought lists of their own comrades, but when they advertised these posts, they never mentioned that only comrades can apply.
“Clearly, the ANC led government is not prepared to eliminate unemployment in this country. Friends, girlfriends and relatives are the only people considered for employment opportunities in this ANC government”, he said.
At this stage, we don’t know on which date the interviews are going to be rescheduled.
GGM spokesperson, Steven Mavunda wasn’t reached for a comment at the time of going to press.
Our team continues to keep an eye on the developments…