‘High food prices leading to poverty’ –COSATU
By Celeste Ganga
25 April 2008
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and about 30 other organisations participated in a protest at Parliament on Thursday night against the rise in food prices and the electricity blackouts by Eskom.
“We are starting this campaign to make sure we address the food price crisis that is leading to poverty in many of our communities,” says COSATU’s Tony Ehrenreich.
He added that churches and many civil society organisations are committed to the programme, “we invite other concerned citizens to come out and be part of future protests”.
“Unless we stand together to fight these food prices which we are legitimately able to do, we are going continue to be further impoverished,” says Ehrenreich.