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cosatuThe Star reports that labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party believe that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must be stripped of all unilateral powers that allow him to appoint board members of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), with immediate effect.  

This call was made ahead of Cosatu’s national strike next week in which workers across the country will be protesting against state capture.  Cosatu and the SACP are of the view that most state institutions and their entities have been ‘captured’ by controversial Gupta family.  On Tuesday, Cosatu unions in Gauteng gathered at the Johannesburg City Hall to declare their individual preparations for the national strike on 27 September.  Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali urged public servants, particularly teachers, nurses and Nehawu members, to stop the PIC board members from removing Dr Daniel Matjila as chief executive, allegedly in favour of someone with Gupta links.  “We must stop the money being looted by the Guptas.  We have allowed it for too long.  We must stop the situation in which board members of the PIC are only appointed by the minister,” he said.

  • Read this report by Baldwin Ndaba in full at The Star

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