Johannesburg – The City of Johannesburg on Wednesday explained why the boss at its waste-management entity, Pikitup, has not been suspended despite a litany of charges brought against her by the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu).
Pikitup MD Amanda Nair, is accused of corruption by Samwu, whose members have been on strike for weeks.
The striking workers are demanding Nair's removal and better wages before they return to work.
Nair was cleared of corruption charges last year after she was arrested for alleged theft of the company’s official cellphones, which were allegedly irregularly issued to her and her children.
Matshidi Mfikoe, a member of the mayoral committee responsible for the environment and infrastructure services portfolio, on Wednesday said the City could not “suspend” Nair without following proper processes.