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joburgcityThe Star reports that services in Johannesburg could be affected if the city and the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) don’t resolve the “poisonous relationship” caused by the numerous fraud and corruption arrests that have taken place.  

This was the warning by Paul Tlhabang, deputy regional Samwu secretary, reacting to Friday’s arrests of eight revenue department officials by the Hawks on fraud, theft and corruption allegations totalling R2.5 million.  A further nine people are on the run after arrest warrants were issued for them.  Following the arrests at the department’s Thuso House offices, Samwu workers launched an “illegal strike”, which led to the suspension of work as employees were angry at the manner in which their colleagues were arrested.  Tlhabang said the union was not against the city’s fight against graft, but slammed the arrest of its members having taken place in full view of the media.  Mayor Herman Mashaba called Friday’s “illegal” protest “deplorable and tantamount to supporting corruption”.

  • Read this report by Khaya Koko in full at The Star
  • Read too, Eight Joburg finance officials arrested in refund scam, at BusinessLive

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