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By unknown | Dec 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

Trouble continues to follow former president of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and SA Teachers Union (Sadtu), Willie Madisha.

The department of education in Limpopo has frozen his salary after he allegedly failed to report for duty at his former school on December 1.

This comes after Madisha lost all his perks from both Cosatu and Sadtu after he was expelled for bringing the names of the unions into disrepute.

According to the education department head Zwoitwaho Nevhutalu, Madisha, a qualified teacher, was supposed to return to his previous school soon after he was fired from his positions by both Cosatu and Sadtu.

Nevhutalu said the department expected him to report for duty soon after he was expelled by the unions but he did not show up. He said the department tried to contact him but his phone was constantly on voicemail.

"We then decided to write him a letter, but we still could not locate him. We took the letter to his wife, but she refused to accept it. That is why we stopped his salary," he said.

Madisha, who used to work at Ramabele Secondary School in the Capricorn district, was head of department before being elected to head the two unions. The department of education appointed a replacement teacher soon thereafter.

The replacement teacher is expected to work until the end of December when his contract comes to an end.

Nevhutalu said Madisha was requested to report for duty at the district office of the department until January next year when he resumes his duties.

Madisha's latest woes come two weeks after he nearly came to blows with people when he jumped the queue in a bank in Polokwane when he allegedly pretended to be a doctor who had a sick person in a car outside.

Attempts to get comment from Madisha yesterday drew a blank as his phones were on voice mail.


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