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psaANA reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA), which represents government employees and pensioners, said on Monday the concerns it had previously raised about the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) had been vindicated by allegations of corruption and impropriety against the fund manager’s board and senior officials.  

Last Friday, the PIC board asked Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to relieve it of its duties, citing the destabilising impact of “events in the recent past”, including allegations of impropriety levelled against at least four directors.  PSA general manager Ivan Fredericks said on Monday:  “The PSA has consistently stated that involvement of politicians and their business cronies in the running of the PIC was a disaster in the making.  The PSA appeals to the minister to listen to the PSA’s voice of reason and hope.”  Fredericks warned that Mboweni’s failure to include public worker representatives in the interim PIC board “will have far-reaching implications”.  The association also urged the board of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), which invests public workers’ pensions through the PIC, to act on the revelations from the ongoing inquiry into the asset manager.  “The PSA believes there is prima-facie evidence at hand to initiate legal proceedings against the PIC board that abrogated its fiduciary responsibilities,” said the association.

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