Fired boss wants huge settlement

FIRED SA Social Security Agency chief executive Fezile Makiwane wants five years' salary as compensation for an alleged political conspiracy against him.

FIRED SA Social Security Agency chief executive Fezile Makiwane wants five years' salary as compensation for an alleged political conspiracy against him.

A confidential document in possession of Sowetan advises Makiwane to emulate axed SABC boss Dali Mpofu, who was paid R13,7million in an out-of-court settlement.

The Independent Professional Trade Union of South Africa (IPTUSA) says his case is "laden with politico-labour overtones", and advises Makiwane to cut a deal with his former boss, Social Development Minister Edna Molewa.

In December 2008, Makiwane allegedly authorised Sassa to donate R2,5million to tycoon Mabheleni Ntuli, who spent the money on a children's party at President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla.

IPTUSA suggests Makiwane should use the connection between the party and Zuma to get government to settle.

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