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samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) said on Tuesday that its leadership would be receiving a report of alleged grand-scale looting of the union's coffers as they were currently holding a scheduled central executive committee meeting.  

This as the Mail & Guardian reported on Tuesday that a damning forensic investigation revealed that millions of rands put aside to keep food on the tables of striking members were redirected to cover some of the union's operational costs and to buy t-shirts.  The forensic investigation was conducted by accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) into allegations of misappropriation of funds at the country’s largest municipal workers union.  Samwu said in a terse statement:  "We have noted media reports regarding union finances and the E&Y forensic report.  We will clarify issues after our CEC which is currently underway.  The CEC is expected to receive the E&Y report among other things.”

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