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samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that Luthando Juju, Deputy Secretary of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday said that the Provincial Executive Committee had fired provincial secretary Milton Myolwa.  

Responding to questions after the Eastern Cape chairman of Samwu, David Toyis, was reportedly expelled by the union for ill-discipline and allegedly sowing divisions within union structures, Juju said Myolwa had been taking decisions on his own and was not working within the collective.  “Milton (Myolwa) was recalled last week.  He does not have the authority to issue statements.  The statement released about Toyis is false,” said Juju.  He indicated that Toyis was still active as the elected Samwu chairperson, as well as the Eastern Cape chairman of Cosatu.  Meantime, pursuant to a Samwu Central Executive Committee (CEC) decision last month, President Pule Molalenyane, 1st Deputy President John Dlamini and National Treasurer Portia Lindi were expelled on 14 March.  Juju said the CEC had applied for an interdict at the Johannesburg High Court to stop the trio from entering the national office or from misusing the union’s money.

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