- With the latest unemployment rates painting a grim depiction of the reality in South Africa, citizens are weighing in
- EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has responded to the statistics by criticising the ANC
- Shivambu is adamant that the Red Berets have what it takes to solve a problem that seems to be worsening
Floyd Shivambu believes that the Economic Freedom Fighters have what it takes to turn South Africa's job crisis around.
Briefly.co.za reported that the latest figures saw the unemployment rate rising to 29.1%, the worst the situation has been in over a decade.
In his reaction to the statistics, the deputy commented that the ruling party couldn't fix the situation:
"The ANC government doesn’t know what should be done with the high levels of unemployment and the crisis is just deepening. They should be removed from power and a progressive government of the EFF should take over to lead massive industrialisation to create millions of jobs."
This is not the first time the EFF has blasted the ANC over the unemployment crisis, responding to the last batch of statistics by commenting on President Cyril Ramaphosa's failure to turn the situation around:
“Ramaphosa has been the head of state and president for more than 18 months now and it’s under his leadership that the economy is shrinking, jobs are lost and people getting poorer. This happens when the Ramaphosa administration is dismally failing to bring the much-needed stability in major state-owned companies such as Eskom, Denel, SAA, Prasa and Transnet."
The Red Berets had been adamant that the economy would only suffer in the hands of Ramaphosa and the ANC:
“The reality is that under the ANC and Ramaphosa leadership, South Africa’s economy will continue to shrink, jobs will be lost, poverty will deepen, the poor will get poorer whilst the rich get richer.”
In response to the previous statistics, Ramaphosa had dubbed the situation a 'deep and serious crisis', vowing to lead improvements in job creation.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!