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Hofmeyr must go, says Nehawu

2011-09-07 19:05

Johannesburg - Willie Hofmeyr must be removed as head of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) as he failed to transform the agency, Nehawu said on Wednesday.

If the call was not heeded, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union would hold national demonstrations, general secretary Fikile Majola told reporters in Johannesburg.

"At the top of our members' problems at SIU has been management's failure to transform the agency from a lilywhite agency to one that is representative of all the races, especially at a senior management level."

Majola said black managers were victimised and, in some cases, forced to resign.

"The latest case is the forced removal of the former head of business support Mizeria Nyathi, who was hounded out of the agency recently."

Hofmeyr reportedly initially suspended Nyathi in April after a document surfaced that called for the SIU head's resignation. In the document, Hofmeyr is also accused of failing to deal with racism within the SIU.

Nyathi was dismissed, apparently for refusing to submit to a lie detector test.

The union said Hofmeyr failed to focus on the SIU as he was also head of the asset forfeiture unit under the National Prosecution Authority.

Majola said the union had not discussed a possible replacement for Hofmeyr, but felt a black candidate would be preferable.

"Even if they are not African, we would like to have someone committed to transformation in the agency. All our members agree that there has been a total breakdown of relations between Mr Hofmeyr and the workers. So, he must leave."

Comments
  • Kradenko - 2011-09-07 19:19

    bwahahaha... yet another department ready to failure cascade! Gotta love it... classic lol

      Francois - 2011-09-07 19:34

      One can only transform that already exists. The SIU was formed under the new government with the relative Ministers appointed by the ANC, thus, Majola, go and throw your toys out of the cot outside Lithuli house, apparently there are a few other cots there. Then EE and AA not only forced white people to resign, it also put them in the position of being unemployed in SA, disregarding there sought after skills. Thus instead of you, Majola, trying to be a politician, rather stick to labour issues or if you want to be a politician start clearing up SADTU otherwise the next generation of uneducated youths, regardless of skin color, will not be employed by any employer, regardless of skin color. The bomb is ticking and you are playing ring a rosie?

      James Weather - 2011-09-07 20:21

      Nehawu can you tell me where Afrikaans people are from? .... - Africa? Does that not make them African? Nehawu you are the racist here.... Willie Hofmeyr is doing a great job.... NO Corruption? Shame the only thing you could get him for is transformation? Come on ... Get a life!

      letsee - 2011-09-07 20:45

      I agree. After all he unveilled too many mismanagement and corruption and that's unacceptable.

      daaivark - 2011-09-08 10:36

      I agree James. Hofmeyer is doing a sterling job, and as he has been an ANC stalwart for quite possibly longer than any of the members of Nehawu, I think the whole thing is just petty politicking.

      Together - 2011-09-09 15:50

      Worse than that, I think that this is an attempt to stop a highly effective investigator from lifting some lids that powerful people do not want lifted. It's a given that investigators in this unit should undergo drug-testing, debt-clearance and lie-detector tests now and then - if I worked there I would expect to do all of those. It's for their own prtoection in that they deal with the country's worst corruptors. Weird how Mizeria Nyathi was so resistant to that, and now a Cosatu union is complaining?

  • Louwhan H - 2011-09-07 19:25

    Yes please get rid of all these lillles. We only have so little time left and so much to steal. The SIU is like the Springbok rugby team, transformation is fine as long as you don´t kill the little prestige we have left. Willie, we will back you and counter strike. As soon as these moegoes come backfrom their dancing holiday, all South Africans who generate tax and employ people will also strike. Let´s see who hurts who more until we are all equal with f..all!!

      PB - 2011-09-08 09:50

      The only reason Nehawu are unhappy is because Willie and the rest of the 'lillies' are not willing to just turn a blind eye to the ANC + YL utterly corrupt circus

      Together - 2011-09-09 15:51

      Worse than that, I think that this is an attempt to stop a highly effective investigator from lifting some lids that powerful people do not want lifted. It's a given that investigators in this unit should undergo drug-testing, debt-clearance and lie-detector tests now and then - if I worked there I would expect to do all of those. It's for their own prtoection in that they deal with the country's worst corruptors. Weird how Mizeria Nyathi was so resistant to that, and now a Cosatu union is complaining

  • Terminusest - 2011-09-07 19:28

    Really? And here we were thinking that it has to do with the fact that he is actually interested in catching thieves (like all your corrupt, stealing, ANC bosses), and that they now want to get rid of him in exactly the same way the Scorpions got neutered.

  • Frans Smith - 2011-09-07 19:34

    more fraud and corruption to follow...if it is at all possible?

  • Mzanzi Fosho - 2011-09-07 19:38

    Listen you "Pitch Black" racist a$$. That's all that matters to you pieces of offal isn't it? Transform this, transform that. Yes, let's keep putting people in charge of enterprises because of the level of pigmentation in their skin. Makes perfect sense! Eish, too much stoopid baas, too much stoopid. Go get drunk and play in traffic

  • Verdade - 2011-09-07 19:38

    Ok now ...Nehawu unhappy with the transformation, because it was done by a white person? Or unhappy because the transformation did not fit in with their liberal African Agenda....WTF!

  • mobiles - 2011-09-07 19:44

    FFS , These racist realy have a problem with WHITE !!

      Kudubul - 2011-09-07 20:09

      dont worry white will become facionable once again in Africa.

  • Nasdaq7 - 2011-09-07 19:47

    This sounds like apartheid South Africa.

      Doublepost - 2011-09-07 20:29

      It's far worse. Apartheid actually built an entire country, these f ups can only destroy!

      daaivark - 2011-09-08 10:39

      Well, not exactly an entire country. A nice place for a small sector of it, yes. DOesn't really relate to this though, and the union is being petty.

  • genisus - 2011-09-07 20:01

    Only reason they want better representation is the likelihood of the bribery success rate will improve 10 fold! They just scared of what can and WILL be exposed by the unit!

  • munchkin.ross - 2011-09-07 20:03

    Most likely those managers were not doing their jobs properly or at all and so were put under performance review (victimised) and asked to either do their jobs or find another job (forced to resign).

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-07 20:08

    I think,another corrupt comrade is being investigated?! If we do not like you,we will throw a tantrum (strike),like the ANC masters has taught the cadres

  • letsee - 2011-09-07 20:45

    I agree. After all he unveilled too many mismanagement and corruption and that's unacceptable.

  • pistolpete - 2011-09-07 20:52

    Only because he is white?

  • Colin - 2011-09-07 20:55

    Nehawu says that the SIU has not yet reach their goal of 90% incompetent and corrupt staff and thus it does not reflect the demographics of the new sa

  • kingkong - 2011-09-07 20:58

    see they want it to go the same way as the scorpions its got nothing to do with transformation but i bet everything to do with the unit getting good results and that it would have to confiscate julius's property one of these day . why is it when something works somebody wants it to be corrupt like everything else beware of your own dogs their bite useally hurts the most

  • Mallyg - 2011-09-07 22:11

    Transformation simply means: "Remove the white because he is too smart for us and he catches us criminals too easily". In the corridors they say: "Hofmeyer, you must leave us alone, we want to do our affirmative shopping in peace".

      Sit-hole - 2011-09-07 22:38

      @Mallyg Makes perfect sense! Eish, too much stoopid baas, too much stoopid. Go get drunk and play in traffic. I affirmatively shopped my comment from Mzanzi Fosho

  • SAbraindrain - 2011-09-07 23:37

    Get a life! honestly - transformation over efficiency!? There is NO logic. *sigh*

  • one-way - 2011-09-08 09:22

    Well now ,Stalwart of the ANC is not good enough anymore? Must be hot on the tracks of one of the crooked cronies of NEHAWU! Failed when they tried to nail old Wiley Willie for corruption with another attempt so they think they`ll get him on the roundabout after missing him on the swings. The playground is filling up with Hoods now is it? Then again it cannot only be Tuck money involved.

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-09-09 16:01

    GET RID OF HOFMEYER SO THAT MORE BLACK PEOPLE CAN STEAL....IT IS THE WAY OF AFRICA. AS SOON AS A WHITE AUTHORITY DOES HIS JOB HE IS A RACIST...F..K YOU CORRUPT PIGS. THIS IS NOT ONLY YOUR COUNTRY AND CONTINENT...YOU ARE LIKE NAZIS THINKING U ARE ALL THAT MATTER. RACIST ASSH..LS. BREAK AND DESTROY ALL THAT IS GOOD AND FUNCTIONAL....BLACKS ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY. BY HATING WHITES THEY ARE SHOOTING THEM SELVES IN THE FOOT.....

  • ChrisW - 2011-09-09 16:05

    You're Comrades are turning on you Willie. The heady days of Nelson's release are over. Now it's dog eat dog within the ANC.

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