Lobamba: A group of young people gathered outside Parliament, protesting, in a bid to stop the government from implementing the controversial import cars Saga.
These young people are believed to be the ones working on the import car dealerships. They are pleading for the government to stop the new regulations setting age limits to import cars.
They are enchanting songs asking the government to save their jobs as this seven (7) year limit will lead to them loosing their jobs.
NNLC President Sibongile Ndlela was seen addressing the youth. She was heard telling the youth that they should fight for what is theirs.
Speaking to this publication, one of the young people said they are fighting for their jobs and lives as this is going to take away their jobs and lives. She said they want the government to consider prioritizing the lives of the people when make such regulations.
As soon as the house of Assembly began its business of the day, Ngwemphisi member of Parliament Mthandeni Dube quickly stood up on standing order 58 where he seeked the house to quickly address the situation outside Parliament where people are boycotting. MP Dube asked if the Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenburg can address the House on this issue as it is a burning issue, needs quick attention.
Unfortunately Minister Neal Rijkenburg was not yet in the house by that time. Speaker Petros Mavimbela told the August house that Minister would join the house soon as he was still engaged in the House of senate hence as soon as he finishes that other side he will come to the House of Assembly and address the issue.
However Endzingeni MP Lutfo Dlamini could not accept that easily as he mentioned that the people were just outside and they needed to be attended hence may the Speaker call the Minister.
Hosea MP Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza asked if proceeding with the business of the day would not paint a wrong image to the people outside that the house continues working regardless of the people who needs the house’s attention.
Eventually the house continued with the order paper as Minister of finance was not around