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samwu thumb medium80 78EWN reports that members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Joburg region have accused Mayor Herman Mashaba of trying to divide and destabilise the union for his own political gain.  

This follows the reappointment to City Power last week of Vuyani Singonzo, who claimed he was unfairly dismissed by the previous ANC-led government for exposing corruption.  Samwu’s Bafana Zungu said Mashaba wanted to ensure the union was not functioning nor effective.  “He takes people who are former leaders of Samwu and influences them to fight his battles.”  But Mashaba clasimed Zungu was not part of the legitimate Samwu faction which was being recognised.  A Labour Court ruled Zungu faction was legitimate, but an appeal is still pending.  Samwu said in a statement last month that it supported a motion of no confidence in Mashaba which the ANC tried to file in the city council.

  • A short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN

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