The petition: STOP WITHHOLDING PAYMENT OF THE EPWP WORKERS IN OR TAMBO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY AND REINSTATE THEM was launched by Joseph Wade - a Khulumani member and supporter.
Chief Joseph Wade is the leader of the Cobuqua Nation that was dispossessed of their land at Port St Johns in 1976 by Chief Kaiser Matanzima. The Cobuqua have suffered losses over centuries of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. Their land claims for the restitution of their land have never been settled. The consequences on the Cobuqua people have been devastating.