CAIRO: Shehata Megadis, head of the Syndicate of Zabaleen (garbage collectors) announced Wednesday that he would run for the 2015 parliament to represent the trash-men, following the resigned Minister of Justice Mahfouz Saber’s “discriminatory remarks.”
“I have to raise the garbage collectors’ voice,” announced Megadis in a phone call to the talk show “On My Responsibility” Wednesday evening. He noted that he had run for the 2010 parliament but said that the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) caused his loss.
Saber resigned from his position following “discriminatory remarks” against the Garbage collectors’, saying “A Judge should be from an appropriate milieu that is suitable for such a job, with my due respect to the cleaner’s son and those who below or above [their position,”] Saber, 70, told Ten channel Sunday.
In response to the former minister’s remarks, Shehata said in the interview that a garbage collector’s son is “better than a minister’s,” saying “former Brazilian President (Luiz Inácio da Silva) worked as a shoeshine boy.”