‘We had big dreams’: Lesufi’s Nasi iSpani jobs programme leaves 300 recruits high and dry

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi. (Melinda Stuurman/Netwerk24)

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi. (Melinda Stuurman/Netwerk24)

Nasi iSpani, which translates to ‘here is a job’ in isiZulu, is a mass youth employment programme, which is driven by Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi.

But now, more than 300 young people employed by the programme at the province’s Department of Social Development have not been paid since they began working in February.

Recruits, who spoke to News24, said their hope to provide for themselves had been shattered.

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