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newsBusinessLive reports that Duduza Khosana has stayed on at the helm of Samwumed, a medical aid scheme for unionised municipal workers, despite a judgment in October removing her as the provisional curator.  

This was indicated in the latest urgent application filed by the acting registrar of medical schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane, in the Cape Town high court in an attempt to resolve problems at the troubled medical scheme.  Kabane indicated that Khosana was of the view that the judgment ordering her removal as provisional curator was suspended as a result of her application for leave to appeal the ruling.  On 9 October, high court judge AJ Engers found there was cause to remove Khosana as her actions were prejudicing members of the scheme.  He appointed Joe Seoloane to replace her, but Khosana has apparently refused to hand the scheme over to him.  In an application filed on Monday and argued on Wednesday, Kabane asked the court to find that Khosana did not have the right to appeal against Engers’s judgment.  In his affidavit, Kabane said she had created “an untenable situation at the scheme” as she had adopted the stance that she was entitled to remain on and execute duties as provisional curator.

  • Read this report by Laura du Preez in full at BusinessLive

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