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faithmuthambiThe Star reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has called for action against Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi, saying she must explain the R300,000 she spent to fly 30 of her friends and relatives to her department’s budget vote in Parliament.  

The Cosatu affiliate said on Monday that Muthambi must pay back the money.  Sadtu general secretary Mugwena Maluleka said the union was perturbed that the minister would waste taxpayers’ money when public servants were being told to tighten their belts.  He noted that this happened at a time when the union was approaching wage negotiations and charged that it was unacceptable that public servants, who were struggling to go to work every day, would have a minister who spends money like she did not care.  Spokesman for labour federation Cosatu, Sizwe Pamla, said they were in a state of disbelief about what Muthambi had done and they wanted action against her and an investigation into allegations of nepotism.  This related to the employment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s daughter in her office and a police officer as an administrator.

  • Read this report by Siyabonga Mkhwanazi in full at The Star

See too, ‘Spendthrift’ Faith must pay up, says Cosatu, at The Citizen

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