Nehawu job protest in Cape Town

Demonstrators are demanding jobs from Helen Zille after the DA claimed it would create six million.

FILE: Demonstrators are demanding jobs from Premier Helen Zille after the DA claimed it would create six million jobs and a million internships. Picture: iWitness.

CAPE TOWN - Hundreds of unemployed people have made their way to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in a march led by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu).

They're demanding jobs from Premier Helen Zille after the Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed it would create six million jobs and a million internships.

Wale Street has come to a standstill.

Dressed in red Nehawu T-shirts, those present said they wanted to earn an income so they could provide for their families.

Nehawu says it's challenging the DA to create jobs in the province.

Protester Siphokazi Keswa from Joe Slovo informal settlement says she's been unemployed for two years.

She says he is struggling to survive.

She brought along her CV in the hope of getting a job.

On Wednesday, dozens of ANC supporters gathered in the Cape Town city centre for another protest march.

They were demonstrating over service delivery issues in townships across the metro.

Meanwhile, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has accused the ANC of setting back progress by reinstating two controversial councillors.

This after so-called poo war ringleaders Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla were reinstated on Monday after being expelled from the ANC in February.