The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is calling for workers to contact the EFF party to alert it of companies that have not yet paid UIF. Malema said the party was planning a mass action against all employers that have claimed UIF from the state and have not paid their employees.
The leader of the red berets was speaking at a media brief in Braamfontein on Monday afternoon. He touched on a wide range of issues, including the party’s visit to Senekal this month, the appointment of Ranjeni Munusamy to Treasury, unrest in Nigeria, and the upcoming Presidential election in the United States of America. Malema also weighed in on the Covid-19 pandemic, urging South Africans to remain vigilant amid threat of a second wave of infections.
He urged South Africans to exercise maximum caution: “The reality is that there is still no cure or vaccine for the coronavirus and the most dependable measure to limit its spread is social distancing, wearing of masks and recurrent hygiene practices, which include the washing of hands. The people of South Africa must stop behaving as if the coronavirus is gone. It is still here and the second wave of infection will kill a lot of people.”