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Johannesburg - The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Wednesday announced its intention to lay criminal charges against individuals and companies linked to corruption within state-owned enterprises.  

The trade union federation confirmed this in response to media enquiries, but remained unclear on which individuals and companies would be targeted. 

Saftu however, in a statement said it would hold a press briefing to provide more information on the decision. 

The briefing will take place at Saftu's Joburg office on October 5, 2017. 

Saftu is the latest organisation to lay charges over corrupt activities, following in the footsteps of the Economic Freedom Fighters, which earlier this year laid charges against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba,  Gupta associate Salim Essa, Regiments and Trillian.

The DA then followed suit, laying c riminal charges against Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Ronica Ragavan and Kamal Vasram at the Cape Town police station.