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Pensioners threaten to boycott 2019 elections unless govt addresses their welfare

MAY 18, 2018

Local pensioners, affiliated with the Civil Servants Pensioners Forum in Port Elizabeth, on Friday braved the cold weather and marched to the PE offices of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF).

There they handed over a their Memorandum of Demands to Doctor Khumalo, who was representing the office of the Chief Operating Officer of the GEPF, who said that he would hand over the memorandum to the right authorities.

The marchers, consisting mainly of grannies, said that their main demand is that they receive the proper pensions that the African National Congress (ANC) government said they would receive as a way of addressing the indignity they suffered while working for the apartheid government.

 

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