Power Struggle Brewing At Manual Workers Union

Motshwarakgole PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG
Motshwarakgole PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG

An intense power struggle is brewing between long serving CEO, Johnson Motshwarakgole and the National Executive Committee (NEC) over the control of National Amalgamated Local and Central Government and Parastatal Workers Union (NALCGPWU).

Some members of the executive committee are said to be complaining of what they see as maladministration at the Union and decisions made by a section of the NEC led by National Chairperson, Olebile Molamu. On the hand, the veteran trade unionist is being accused of starting a war against some members of the Committee.

It is said Motshwarakgole, who has been a powerful figure at the Union for many years, has been abusing and mismanaging union funds.

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