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satawu thumb medium90 101City Press reports that the axed Gauteng provincial secretary of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), Gift Ndwandwe, might have a fake identity document.  And, according to Department of Home Affairs (DHA) spokesperson Thabo Mokgola, Ndwandwe’s name might not even be Ndwandwe.  

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the name he is using might not be his real name,” Mokgola said.  He went on to indicate that Ndwandwe had testified that he was born in Zimbabwe, but could not explain how and when he entered the country.  Ndwandwe, speaking through his lawyer Simphiwe Mngomezulu, denied he was using a false name and claimed that he was dramatically frog-marched out of the union’s provincial offices in Johannesburg on Wednesday by police and DHA officials.  “The way this thing has been handled, it seems there are some of his rivals within the union who have a hand in this because there was no need for some of the actions,” Mngomezulu said.  Ndwandwe is in the process of lodging an appeal with the Home Affairs Minister against his deportation order.  Mngomezulu also complained that the decision of the union’s national task team to terminate Ndwandwe’s employment as its provincial secretary had not been communicated to him formally, but had been relayed via social media.  

  • Read this report by Lesetja Malope in full at Fin24


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