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'KFC ignores jobless locals in Bulawayo,' Cries Mthwakazi party

by Stephen Jakes
04 Aug 2017 at 14:08hrs | Views
Mthwakazi Republic Party has accused KFC, a newly opening fast food outlet in Bulawayo of letting down the local people by employing outsiders when the locals are job less.

MRP spokesperson Mbonisi Gumbo said: "As it has become the norm in Bulawayo that big corporate companies have also joined tribal segregation and marginalizing the people of Matabeleland through relocations or simple closing down companies, or worse still employing people from Harare".

"KFC is set to open its doors to the public anytime soon and have also followed suit in the Command employment segregation and marginalization of our people. The new outlet, first of its kind is situated in Bulawayo East's Bradfield Low density Suburb a few hundred metres from the city centre is set to open for business in the next coming few days."

He said  Mthwakazi Republic Party "MRP" Parliamentary Candidate for Bulawayo East as well as the party's secretary for Information and Publicity visited the place and found people busy with final touches on the building.

"He interacted with vendors around the place to hear their comments on the developments, all of them told him that they didn't know there is a Food outlet opening soon. Even when construction started they were not even aware of what was going on. They only saw it now. It is clear to us as a party that these guys doing construction at the site are not locals because none of them speaks Ndebele and they are staying at the construction site since they started.," he said.

"Out of curiosity Cde Gumbo approached them to here from the horse's mouth. They all confirmed that the Construction company that got the tender was from Harare and all of its personnel came from Harare except one builder they employed here. Gumbo had a friendly chat with the supervisor in Shona since he is fluent in it so that he couldn't suspect anything."

He said he boldly told him that "aah machinda kuno akuna diri" translated to English as "Guys this side there is no deal, infact there is no money and influential people".

"The people who will work here at KFC are already employed, and all this while were doing training in Harare. Some of them are already here as you can see". Confirmed the supervisor. For sure Gumbo and his team saw a big Delta truck offloading soft drinks at the site. As MRP that's what we are fighting against and we are appealing to our people to register to Vote and Vote their party MRP. These people are here to loot everything we have, they don't want to see us developed. Asifuni Bumbulu please. For peace and justice in our life time I Information Department Mthwakazi Republic Party" Gumbo said.

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