City of Johannesburg suspends Pikitup managing director

The City of Johannesburg has suspended Pikitup managing director, Amanda Nair, after a number of allegations from Municipal Workers Union (Samwu).

Three months ago, striking workers affiliated to the Samwu, accused Nair of ill treatment and failing to implement company procedures.

EWN reporter, Clement Nyathela explains some key events between Samwu and Nair.

In 2014 some of the issues that were in that dossier, is that she awarded a tender to a company that was implicated in fraud. But later that year she was cleared by the High Court.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

In 2015 there were accusations about the theft of company official cellphone. And Samwu has said on those basis she has to be investigated.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The City of Johannesburg insists that Nair has done nothing wrong.

Listen to the audio below for more information...

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