- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has paid tribute to the "undermined and neglected" workers who will fight the coronavirus without the reassurance of a medical aid
- Ndlozi identified these workers as cleaners, security guards and health workers
- The People's Bae added that despite facing the challenges, he believes the cleaners will win the war against the coronavirus
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has shown support to cleaners and domestic workers in Mzansi. Taking to Twitter, the former EFF spokesperson shared a series of tweets opening up about the coronavirus and how it will affect the most "undermined" work force in South Africa.
"Special thoughts go out to all workers who will be in harm’s way in the war against #CoronaVirusSA. In particular health workers, cleaners & security guards. Most are at the bottom of the wage hierarchy in our country and will fight the virus without even guarantees of medial aid!"
He added in another tweet that no other "sphere of work" in the country has been more undermined and neglected than cleaners.
Ndlozi's post added:
"No other sphere of work in this country, historically has been more undermined, despised & neglected like the cleaners: today, in the war against #CoronaVirusSA, the country will depend of the same workers to survive. We must fix this. End this hypocrisy as we fight the virus!"
Despite facing challenges such as lack of proper medical care, Ndlozi believes the cleaners will fight the "war" against the Covid-19 virus and they will prevail.
"The cleaners will nevertheless wage the war against #CoronaVirusSA, they will win against it & save a society that has made sure they live under outsourced labour conditions. The big bosses & elite that exploit them daily now have to depend on them to win against looming death!"
The coronavirus has been wreaking havoc in South Africa, with people acting out of panic instead of thinking clearly about the situation.
Briefly.co.za reported previously some South Africans have opted to take to the streets of Mzansi to stock up amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic.
Clips and images of the situation have surfaced on social media, revealing how citizens headed in hordes to retailers. One of the most popular retailers seems to be Makro, where shoppers can be seen with trolleys packed with bulk items.
While those who can afford to stock up on goods cleared the shelves of businesses, people who work for weekly wages and those waiting for the end of the month are left with a problem on how to feed their families.
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