Union: Post Office low on cash

The Communication Workers Union claims Sapo is wasting money on consultants.

A letter being posted at the Benmore Gardens in November 2014. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) claims the South African Post Office (Sapo) doesn't have enough money to run its current operations.

The union further claims the company is wasting money on consultants.

CWU called on Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to revert her decision to appoint Sapo administrator Simo Lushaba as the organisation's acting boss.

Last year, the post office was hit by a crippling strike, which lasted several months and resulted in postal deliveries being delayed.

CWU general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala said, "The post office is unable to run normal operations as they are lacking in funding."

The strike, which was suspended by the CWU in November, brought the state entity to its knees.

The financially-strapped organisation said it lost over R350million in revenue as a result.