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Simon Mofokeng accused of 'dodgy deal' with Sasol

Mofokeng is accused of using his leadership to secure a 'dodgy deal' with Sasol worth R60 million.

Simon Mofokeng is accused of using his leadership to secure a 'dodgy deal' with Sasol worth R60 million.

JOHANNESBURG - Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) boss Simon Mofokeng has been accused of using his leadership position to secure a dodgy deal with Sasol that is worth R60 million a year.

The Sunday Times is reporting that Mofokeng has been involved in pressuring the petrochemical company to comply with BEE policies and to make use of certain black owned contractors.

The newspaper claims the union boss helped secure a coal handling contract for the Khotso Batho Mining Company, a business his wife Maureen has a 90 percent stakes in.

Mofokeng and his wife are believed to be raking in R320, 000 rand per month from the empowerment deal.

The Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu)'s Patrick Craven says if the allegations are true, Mofokeng must be held accountable.

"The issue must be investigated and we cannot prejudge on the basis of the media allegation."

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