Pikitup board chair resigns as rubbish piles up in Joburg

2011-04-13 06:56

Pikitup chairperson, Phumla Radebe, and several board members have resigned.

“The City of Johannesburg regrets receiving a letter of resignation from several members of the Pikitup board, including the chair, Ms Phumla Radebe,” said spokesperson Gabu Tugwana.

He said the correspondence was currently being managed by the city manager in his capacity as the secretariat of the mayoral committee and it would be discussed at the next meeting of the committee tomorrow.

Tugwana said further communication on this matter would follow, once it has been finalised.

The resignation of board members came after the managing director of Pikitup, Zami Nkosi, resigned with immediate effect.

The city announced Nkosi’s resignation on Saturday, saying his successor would be announced at the end of the week after the sitting of the mayoral committee.

Refuse workers at the waste management agency went on strike last week demanding, among other things, that an internal investigation be commissioned into allegations of corruption and irregular tenders.

They also wanted Nkosi to be suspended pending the investigation.

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