“The situation that we are facing could’ve been worse if it were not for these workers who are selflessly rendering the essential services needed during this time.”
These are the words uttered by Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung, who dedicated International Workers’ Day on Friday, 01 May to the essential service workers in the forefront of saving lives during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Covid-19 itself is a monumental task and only joint efforts will see us through. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that I encourage most especially the frontline services who have been called upon to risk their own lives, to keep on going strong and continue to do their best.
“I cannot forget our government leaders and officials who themselves are also workers,” he adds. “They too deserve encouragement and support as they are spearheading the intervention programmes to alleviate the impact of Covid-19 in our country.
“I salute the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, his staff members and committees that are working around the clock to map out the solutions to protect us from this infectious disease,” Motaung continued.
The Chiefs chairman went on to say that, Covid-19 has placed business under a tremendous strain as many companies cannot cope and are forced into the unfortunate action of closing down or workforce reduction.
A shout out to the superheroes of this world: doctors, nurses & medical staff, our men & women in blue, the soldiers on the frontline and the entire force of frontline workers, we salute you, value your contribution, dedication and sacrifices. We say THANK YOU!!! #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/d5CfY36Qju
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) May 1, 2020
“I hope that this experience will lead to reassessing and restructuring of businesses which will eventually result in the staff rehiring in the future of those who have lost their jobs. Companies should use this time to reinvent their brand identities to try and maintain a certain level of sustainability during volatile times,” he said.
“I pledge my support to the medical professionals and the entire staff members at the hospitals and various other health care facilities and the law enforcement brigade who continue to carry out their duties with honour and dignity. “
The Chairman message to the Chiefs supporters: “To Amakhosi and the people at large, let us do our part of saving lives by following the Government’s Covid-19 rules and regulations.”
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Source: Kaizer Chiefs