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Union wants Sentech board axed

Sentech TowerThe Communication Workers Union (CWU) wants communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda to remove the board of state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, including CEO Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane.

“The CWU will push for the minister of communications, honourable Siphiwe Nyanda, to remove the entire board because they are not assisting in this state-owned enterprise with any strategy or vision,” said spokesman Matankana Mothapo in a statement.

The union’s comments come after Nyanda addressed the media last Thursday over a task team report into Sentech’s “rudderless, inadequately funded and misdirected” business.

“It has been in deficit for more than five years without any plan to make it active in our communication sectors, because most of the board members are about to retire,” Mothapo said. “We can’t keep on dishing out bonuses to people who don’t produce what is needed.”

These employees had been preferred while CWU members were still exploited by top management, he claimed. “We need change in Sentech before it becomes in disarray (sic).”  — Sapa

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