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Pikitup boss's special leave lends credibility to allegations - Samwu

Pikitup’s embattled Managing Director (MD), Amanda Nair, has been placed on special leave pending an internal hearing.

In April this year, workers affiliated with South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) downed tools in a month-long unprotected strike.

Samwu accused Nair of corruption, ill treatment and failing to implement company procedures.

Samwu's deputy regional secretary, Paul Tlhabang says that her special leave comes after a dossier was submitted to the city officials.

To us, it is clear that those claims were not just wild allegations. We knew they would stand.

Paul Tlhabang, Samwu's deputy regional secretary

The union says it will now await the outcome of the internal inquiry, which they hope will be objective.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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