Tshwane urged to act against corruption

Samwu says it has not ruled out the possibility of a protest against corruption in Tshwane.

FILE: Municipal workers march against corruption. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN

TSHWANE - The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Saturday said it would consider going on strike if the Tshwane Municipality continued to turn a blind eye to corruption.

On Friday, several hundred employees marched to the municipal headquarters in the Pretoria CBD where they were due to deliver a memorandum of demands to the mayor.

Workers went on the rampage, overturning trash cans and blocking roads in the city with rocks because the mayor was unable to receive the memorandum.

This was the second time Samwu was delivering similar demands to the municipality.

The union's acting regional secretary Moses Moerane said going on strike was an option the workers were willing to consider.

They want management to act on corruption, particularly in the Tshwane Metro Police Department.

"This [Special Investigating Unit] report fingers the chief of police for squandering R93 million in the surveillance camera project."

He said a case should be open, where necessary.