Cyril jets out to take his prize

Mineworkers' leader Cyril Ramaphosa jetted out of Jan Smuts Airport this week to become the first recipient of the Olaf Palme Peace Prize to be presented to him tomorrow.

Ramaphosa, the general secretary of the 360 000 strong National Union of Mineworkers, was accompanied by NUM president, James Motlatsi.

At the airport Ramaphosa told Weekly Mail that "it (the prize) will be an important development for my union as well as its members and of great significance to the worker movement in South Africa".

Ramaphosa said the announcement as to how the R30 000 prize money would be used would be made in Stockholm on Saturday. 

This article originally appeared in the Weekly Mail.


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