Johannesburg - The SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) says allegations that more than R130 million is missing from its coffers are unfounded.
Instead it has lashed out at sidelined union leaders who have been making the accusations, accusing them of being “financially illiterate”.
However, the union has admitted there are concerns around the costs incurred during the relocation of its head office from Cape Town to Joburg, which cost an extra R6m. This was because a building contractor paid the money apparently did not deliver on the necessary services. It was meant to come to R13m.
On Tuesday, members of an internal task team appointed to look into the “missing” millions alleged that some of the sidelined union leaders were part of a building committee that gave the go-ahead for the relocation.
Save Our Samwu (SOS) has also taken issue with R399 000 that was paid monthly to Mpamba Solutions, a different firm that was appointed to manage the renovations.