Morning Wrap Up – 26 March 2015
Suspended Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona will head to the labour court today to challenge his suspension
Matona claims that the utility contravened the Labour Relations Act when it suspended him.
He was suspended along with other executive members during a time when the utility is in need of stable leadership
Eskom has deployed senior managers to its power stations to ensure that maintenance work continues to take place despite the leadership issues in the utility.
This was revealed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament yesterday.
President Jacob Zuma has shot back at his critics who want him held accountable for some funds, which were used for non-security upgrades to his Nkandla home
He was speaking to hundreds of black industrialists in Midrand, as part of a radical economic transformation summit
Recently, President Zuma told parliament that he is still waiting for Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, to make a determination on the actual amount, he must pay back.
Last year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela compiled a report, which pointed out that the President and his family unduly benefited, from the multi-million rand project.
KayaFM’s Khayelihle Khumalo reports…
JIBA CAN BE ARRESTED UNDER J50 WARRANT
The deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba could be arrested under J50 warrant for contempt of court.
This if she continues to evade a summons and doesn’t make her appearance in court.
A court summons is now sitting with the National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana.
Jiba remains unreachable and this has created contradiction of statements between the police and the NPA.
It has now emerged that police are not not looking for her, nor have they have issued a summons for her to appear in court – as claimed by the NPA
Velekhaya Mgobhozi is the NPA spokesperson.
But police’s Solomon Makgale is denying that police issued a summons for Advocate Jiba to appear in court.
SAMWU management says they are not responsible for any acts of sabotage and violent intimidation of JRA workers who are not on strike.
JRA is reporting that incidents of violence have increased in the past few weeks and blamed the striking workers.
The agency has now deployed security personnel to accompany their employees to work
The strike is in its fourth week.
The union is demanding the removal of a depot manager and an increase in funds for inspectors
Menzi Luthuli is with the union.