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Vhembe says no to the deployment of corrupt managers

26 November 2010

The South African Municipal Workers Union, Vhembe Local, joins the entire trade union community in the rejection of the imminent deployment of CORRUPT MUNICIPAL MANAGERS.

On the 15th of November 2010, the provincial office of SAMWU released a statement questioning the sanity of the Provincial Government in its redeployment of the rejected officials.

SAMWU Vhembe Local has been reliably informed that the beleaguered ex-Musina Municipal Manager and his loyal Chief Financial Officer are preparing to join the Vhembe District Municipality. This is done in the pretext that their municipality has been performing well. They are touted as the best solution for the troubled Vhembe District Municipality.

The exaggerated Musina clean audits and financial management ignores the assertion that SAMWU Musina has put forward in the recent past. The local leadership has successfully fought for the removal of the Municipal Manager because of corruption. Even with the meagre budget Musina had been controlling, the thieving individual looted the almost nonexistent resources, for personal gratification at the expense of service delivery. With his CFO they are reputed for their ability to pull the right strings whilst cooking the books for cleaner audits. These audits do not translate to excellent service delivery.

Vhembe District Municipality has been bleeding and bleeding slowly. Ever-since the arrival and hastened departure of the Mr. ‘Know it all Municipal Manager’, the district has entered an unfortunate era of decay. The district’s financial performance has worsened since 2008. The Auditor General reports fingered the CFO and other officials in the looting of the public purse. An unholy alliance has since been established between politicians and administrators. No one reprimands anyone and the looting continues. As a result, low staff morale and poor service delivery are inevitable. A revolutionary turnaround is required for Vhembe to return to normal.

SAMWU Vhembe Local believes that the deployment of Musina’s terrible twins of evil is no solution to the crisis in the district. The Union wishes to inform all that it is PREPARING to FIGHT this deployment tooth and nail.

MUSINA`S TWINS OF CORRUPTION MUST NOT SET FOOT IN VHEMBE. Should they, ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOSE! AMANDLA!!

For further comment contact:
Cde TT Tshililo on 0824129451 or the SAMWU Far North Branch Secretary Cde Gerald Twala on 071587 2872

Issued by:
Tahir Sema
South African Municipal Workers` Union of COSATU.
National Media and Publicity Officer.
tahir.sema@samwu.org.zaThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Office: 011-331 0333.
Cell: 0829403403.

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