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More than 200 workers at the Lichtenburg Municipality have embarked on a sit-in and are picketing the offices in North West because of racist remarks made by a senior employee.
It is alleged that Koos Ludick had told municipal workers attending an Adult Basic Education and Training (Abet) course that they were lazy because they had gone to a "kaffir skool". He called them "lui gatte" - lazy arses.
According to Obed Mogogane, South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) spokesman, Ludick made these remarks on December 14 last year after he found black employees taking a break from work.
Mogogane said the union was not happy about the committee appointed to investigate Ludick because it consisted of senior municipal officials.
"The committee does not know the pain that those remarks caused or else they simply do not want to settle this matter," said Mogogane.
"The case has been postponed four times since we lodged the complaint on December 16."
Acting Lichtenburg municipal manager France Batsi said he could not comment.
Senior management said Ludick was not available to comment because was preparing to go on leave.