Union calls for President’s powers to be reduced

Rabasimane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Rabasimane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Manual Workers Union has implored the government to reduce the powers of the President. The call was made in their recent submission to the Constitutional Review Commission.

Towards the end of last year, the government carried out the process of Constitutional Review led by Justice Maruping Dibotelo. The Constitutional Review was wrapped up last year.

However, the Manual Workers Union feels that the Constitutional Review of last year did not really go in-depth like it was supposed to in dealing with the task. Robert Rabasimane, who is the union's chief negotiator, revealed that in their submission, the union would like to see the President’s massive power that has always been bestowed upon him reduced.

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