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Joburg on the Brink of Chaos: Samwu Threatens Strike Action Over Corruption Scandal



Samwu warns of possible strike over corruption in Joburg

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has expressed its intention to take to the streets in protest if the City of Johannesburg does not address allegations of corruption. During a media briefing, the union discussed several issues, including tender irregularities worth approximately R1.5 billion in the city.

According to SABC News, SAMWU has accused the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco), a subsidiary of the City of Johannesburg responsible for providing and maintaining housing, of corruption. The union’s provincial secretary, Mpho Tladinyane, has criticised Joshco for failing to deliver quality housing.

Tladinyane revealed that Joscho used R534 million to construct 1132 units, while the budgeted amount was R482 million, meant to provide 2468 units. As a result, Joschco delivered less than half of the units, and the expenditure exceeded the budget.

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