Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
23 Jul 2020
4:59 am

‘Unions have ANC over a barrel, Motshekga can’t win,’ says analyst

Eric Naki

It remains to be seen who is going to win this battle, but the first round went to Motshekga as some kids went to school.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga may try to stand her ground on the reopening of schools, but she can’t stop the united force of education unions that want schools to close. This was the view of political analyst, Dr Ralph Mathekga, who said Motshekga was weak and the governing ANC was even weaker, politically, so could not help the situation. He said the unions, especially the South African Democratic Teachers Unions (Sadtu), had the upper hand in this debate, due to its power over the ANC with the backing of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the federation it...