The Congress of South African Trade Unions is worried about the condition of Kenneth Sebele who was shot with live ammunition by security guards at Sun City during solidarity action.
COSATU has learned that Kenneth was readmitted to the Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital in Vryburg and he has to undergo another operation. It is painful to hear this, after a white racial security company and Sun City publicly denied that their workers were shot by the 247 Security, instructed by Sun City management.
We are told by the family that poor Kenneth is not able to eat or even to go to the toilet. He has gone back to square one, to where he was on the first day when he was transferred to Pretoria from the Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital.
We hold the management of Sun City and their racial security responsible for all those shootings and all the damages that took place on that day.
We repeat our call that the police must arrest those who are implicated in this shooting of workers and the investigation must be done by investigators outside the Sun City police station.
As the federation we are awaiting a full detailed report from the police on the investigations so that we can make our plans for taking up the matter with our lawyers and our national office.
We want to be on record that this time we will not rest until those who are implicated face the laws of this country and we call on the police to tell the public what happened in all the cases that were opened against Sun City and the same racist security company that continues to shoot and abuse our members, yet are not arrested or prosecuted.
We are on record that cases have been opened and we will monitor the investigation jointly with our members and the complainant.
Sun City must be celebrating for shooting those poor workers and they will continue with their union-bashing against COSATU affiliates. As we speak workers have won cases against Sun City for attending May Day rallies and yet they are refusing to reinstate the workers. That is union-bashing.
We wish Kenneth a speedy recovery and that the mighty God be with him and deal with those criminals who shot him.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions