Members of Operation Dudula marched to stores and gas stations in Cape Town on Wednesday, demanding that they fire their foreign employees. The organization delivered jobless South Africans' resumes to employers and asked that they be hired within seven days. Unemployed teenagers braved the rain to join approximately 200 Operation Dudula members in Kraaifontein, where they demanded jobs.
Athini Thwalani, 21, was one of the jobless young people. Thwalani's CV was empty of information other than her name, age, and residence. "I don't have matriculation, but I do have my grade 11 report," she explained. "I've been sitting at home for three years." I've never worked a day in my life. That is why I have decided to participate in this effort (Operation Dudula)." According to the secretary of the Kraaifontein chapter, Daniswa Jaxa, six businesses received resumes from the movement. Jaxa waxed poetic about the "period of the post-foreign employee." She appeared to be reading from a political party platform since her remarks sounded scripted.
The businesses welcomed us and agreed to our demands, she added. "The populace is becoming upset. We're going to the Strand on the 19th. To repair the economies of other nations, foreigners must be fired from their positions and forced to return home. Our kids require employment. Jaxa said that the initiative did not target physicians. Cashiers, gas station attendants, security guards, and construction employees are all mentioned. We are battling for positions that are intended for us, she declared. "We don't mind if a doctor from Cuba visits here and treats our citizens.
clerical work. In seven days, we will visit the businesses again with police and home affairs department representatives. She said that Fish Hoek, Kraaifontein, Stellenbosch, Strand, Mfuleni, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, and Nyanga all had offices for Operation Dudula. We opened a new branch in Paarl last week, she enthused. "Everyone you see here is having trouble making ends meet. They had to leave their homes and stroll the streets in this downpour because of the anguish of being jobless. They are looking for work, and if the corporations get rid of the foreign employees, they will definitely find it. Their lives will get better.
Jaxa said that he last received pay 12 years ago. I didn't have a job since 2010. In Kraaifontein, I worked as a cashier at a garage, she claimed. The gang was ecstatic when Jaxa assured them of a better life.
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