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samwu thumb medium80 78News24 reports that the leadership of the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Wednesday said claims that the union was in a "state of paralysis" were propaganda.  

"What is said is far from the truth," said Simon Mathe, the union's general secretary.  He was responding to a report published by News24 on Tuesday in which the former Gauteng chairperson of Samwu alleged that rent had not been paid, the telephone lines at the union's offices were down and the organisation had failed to keep its website running because it had not paid the media company managing the site.  Mathe advised that in December 2015 he had issued a letter of appointment for financial services firm Ernst & Young to conduct a forensic investigation into the union's finances and the report would be made public at the end of May.  On Wednesday the website was operating again.  Mathe denied that the phone lines had ever been down.  All outstanding rent has apparently been paid.  He commented that:  "People are trying to create havoc and are embarking on a propaganda mission just to destabilise the leadership."

  • Read this report by Amanda Khoza in full at News24
  • Read Samwu’s press statement in this regard at SA Labour News

Read the original News24 report at News24

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