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Sun May 29 21:11:49 SAST 2016

Madonsela to release report into missing SA Post Office billions

Sipho Masombuka | 19 February, 2016 15:06
A Post Office employee at work.
Image by: Sunday Times / Kevin Sutherland

The Communications Workers Union‚ the whistle-blower in the SA Post Office's missing billions of rand case‚ says "heads must roll".

On Tuesday Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will release the report of her probe that took her five years to complete due to internal disciplinary processes and a change of guard at the state postal agency.

In April 2011‚ the union handed Madonsela a dossier detailing alleged corruption‚ tender rigging in the deal to secure the Post Office's headquarters in Centurion‚ Pretoria‚ and a missing R2.1-billion that was not accounted for.

The union said the systemic looting at the SA Post Office had resulted in employees being paid half their salaries in 2014/15.

In November last year about 500 union members marched to the public protector's Johannesburg offices to highlight their displeasure with Madonsela's delay with her report.

The union's Gauteng chairperson‚ Velaphi Zulu‚ said: “We hope (the report) will bring an end to this saga and that whoever is caught wanting in the report‚ must be dealt with. They must be identified and taken to task.”


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