cwu thumb medium90 95IOL News reports that the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has lashed out at the “weak ANC leadership” for the lackadaisical manner it is dealing with the imploding crisis at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

At a media briefing on Tuesday, CWU general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala said they welcomed the probe into SABC strongman Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s powers, “but the ANC leadership must not waste our time”.  In a shock move, the CWU then controversially threw its lot in with Motsoeneng and disregarded the persecution of its members who have been suspended for challenging the broadcaster’s draconian censorship policy.  The union leaders distanced themselves from the unfolding crisis, saying they would not play to the gallery of those criticising Motsoeneng’s “dictatorial” leadership.  CWU president Clyde Mervin praised Motsoeneng’s work in turning the SABC around.


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