Samwu puts strike over metro chief on hold

2011-06-10 14:16

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) will hold off on

a planned strike which intended to focus on their allegations of financial

impropriety at Johannesburg’s Metro police.

Samwu Gauteng strike organiser Jack Mokalapa said they met Elgina

Ndlovu, chief of staff in the mayor’s office for the City of Joburg, on June


Their concerns would be placed on an urgent agenda for a meeting

with Joburg Mayor Parks Tau at a later date.

The union wanted the Johannesburg Metro Police Department chief,

Chris Ngcobo, to leave before his contract ends in September.

They are alleging that Ngcobo had not accounted for “missing

millions” in his department.

Samwu said: “In light of the spirit and commitment expressed by the

mayoral delegation, to decisively deal with our demands, we subsequently agreed

to defer our strike action to a date (still) to be determined, as soon as we

meet with the mayor and get our anticipated feedback from their lekgotla.”

They were hoping the meeting will take place later this month.

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