southafricalogoCity Press reported in April about a civil claim of R120 million instituted by a founding member of the Workers’ Association Union (WAU), Thebe Maswabi, against President Jacob Zuma, State Security Minister David Mahlobo, two other national ministers and the acting police commissioner.  

Maswabi alleges Zuma told him to form the new union and that he had “several meetings” with Zuma, including one in the UK.  The WAU, launched in Rustenburg in March 2014, had a “strict mandate to disempower the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) by drawing members away from it”.  But then government stopped funding Maswabi, leaving him in serious debt.  Rapport has now established two compelling cellphone links between intelligence agents and the formation of the WAU.


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