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Samwu members march against 'corruption'

Workers are demanding an end to alleged corruption and maladministration by Tshwane officials.

A few hundred Samwu members marched against corruption and maladministration within the Tshwane Municipality on 8 February 2013. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA - A few hundred members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Friday gathered in the Pretoria CBD to march to the Tshwane Municipality's headquarters.

They are demanding an end to alleged corruption and maladministration within the municipality.

In their signature red t-shirts, the municipal employees sang songs denouncing "Sputla" - the nickname of Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

Bus drivers, metro police and general workers marched in solidarity.

They accuse municipal management of restructuring without proper consultation, and claim it was an effort to purge Samwu from the city.

They also called on management to act on numerous reports implicating senior officials in corruption.

Traffic delays are expected throughout the CBD.