We are very very sorry
The Mineworkers Union of Namibia, in a statement faxed to the media, said it would like to admit and correct the wrong approach towards Purity Manganese employees and would like to make a public apology.
On 14 April 2014, during the Presidential, General Secretary tour to Otjozondu Purity Manganese there was the use of inappropriate language used by an official of MUN, Cde Ebben Zarondo the Acting General Secretary towards the Management of Purity Manganese.
On behalf of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia and also in my personal capacity as President I would like to apologise for the use of such inappropriate language.
We therefore humbly apologise for any wrong doing to Purity Manganese Shareholders, Directors and employees.
On the 07th May 2014 when the ex-employees of Purity Manganese held a peaceful demonstration about the pending written judgement there were notes used by some of our former members that were found to be defamatory towards the management of Purity Manganese and some of the statements made also created an impression that the Judiciary were contributing towards the delay in the written judgement.
It’s worth highlighting that the written judgement that we demonstrated for has been released on the 22 May 2014 after the case has been heard during last quarter of 2011 of which the judgement has been delivered on the 15th June 2012.
With the above, we further undertake that MUN or its officials will refrain from such inappropriate language and conduct.
We would once again apologise to the Shareholders, Directors and employees of Purity Manganese.
As MUN we will not compromise our constitutional cause for justice to our members and we will continue to pursue our constitutional objectives in the interest of our members without fear or favour. This apology does not in any way forfeit the MUN’s rights to represent its members at Purity Manganese or any other sectors where workers need our services.
A People United shall Never Be Defeated
Cde Ismael Kasuto – President
Cde Ebben U. Zarondo – General Secretary (Acting)