Johannesburg - Nehawu has called on the ruling party in Gauteng to fire its chief whip, Brian Hlongwa, following accusations of fraud and corruption against him.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union in Gauteng became one of the first structures in the ANC alliance to break ranks and demand the removal of Hlongwa from the Gauteng legislature.
Their call came after the National Prosecuting Authority applied to the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg last Monday to have Hlongwa’s R7.2 million Bryanston house seized and some companies linked to him forfeited to the State.
It is alleged that Hlongwa, along with UK citizen Richard Payne, through his company 3P as well as other people mentioned in court papers, conducted illegal procurement processes which resulted in the Gauteng provincial government suffering losses of more than R1.4 billion.
Hlongwa and Payne were fingered as the ringleaders.