Civil servants camping outside state complex in Nelspruit

2011-11-02 13:41

About 2 000 Mpumalanga civil servants are camping outside the government complex in Nelspruit waiting for Premier David Mabuza to take their memorandum.

Mabuza is attending a Cabinet lekgotla in the Kruger National Park, and he delegated public works MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu to receive the memorandum.

The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), however, refused to give it to her.The workers gathered about three hours ago to raise concerns about:

» Alleged corruption in provincial government;» Vacant government posts;

» A Cabinet resolution to downgrade salary levels; and

» The “militarisation” of the traffic department by introducing a unit modelled on the police’s tactical response unit.

Provincial Nehawu chairperson Sibusiso Malaze said: “We want all allegations of corruption in the government to be investigated and finalised.

“We’re told that the Cabinet moratorium on vacant posts was lifted so now they must fill all funded posts. We’re surprised by introduction of the unit without consultation, and as we know, they’re operating like a private army,” Malaze said.

The tactical response unit, which is attached to the safety and security department, has been accused of being brutal to motorists.

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