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MPs call for urgent meeting with Sapo management

MPs will discuss the Post Office’s financial woes, leadership instability & the non-payment of salaries.

About 1,000 Communication Workers Union members sing and dance in the streets of Johannesburg as they march for a bailout from government. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Members of Parliament (MPs) have called for an urgent meeting with Post Office bosses and government officials to discuss the parastatal's financial woes, leadership instability and the non-payment of salaries.

The cash-strapped state-owned entity has paid its employees around 70 percent in some cases less of their total remuneration.

The Communications Workers Union has threatened to strike over the issue.

Today members are protesting because of lingering questions about corruption and maladministration at the parastatal.

In September, the Post Office's new board met with Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services for the first time to brief MPs on the implementation of their plans to stabilise the entity and make it profitable.

Now, Chairperson Mmamoloko Kubayi is asking herself what happened in just under two months.

The committee's called an urgent meeting for Saturday.

The Post Office was placed under administration last year following a crippling strike.

WATCH: CWU demand govt bailout for Post office

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