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CAPE TOWN- The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has on Thursday called on the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee to outline the timelines for Zuma to implement its directive on judicial commission.
 
“We are of the view that the delaying of the instituting of the commission is denying the public information on the severity of state capture,” said the Union.
 
This follows recent revelations regarding international consultancies including KPMG, McKinsey and SAP role in state capture and links to the Gupta family.
 
According to the Union, all these consultancies have admitted to making “mistakes” and offered apologies for their roles in the graft scandal that has recently been uncovered.
The Union further said that it was convinced that their apologies and admission of guilt were not genuine.

“If uncovered the status quo would have remained and the looting would have continued to unabated,” said the Union. “Our view is that the apologies are meant to salvage their reputation and stop the haemorrhaging of clients.”

Furthermore, Nehawu called on all South Africans to join the Cosatu National Day of Action against state capture and corruption set for Wednesday 27 of September.
 
Nehawu had also called on its members to join the march to send a clear message that their pension funds must not be used to fund ailing state-owned enterprises like South African Airways. 

“Another message should be sent to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to fund the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) as currently, more than 900 000 government workers are without housing,” the union said.

-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE