SCU staff de­mands stake­hold­ers’ bank state­ments

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The Swazi­land Chris­tian Univer­sity (SCU) staff mem­bers, both aca­demic and nonaca­demic, are de­mand­ing to see stake­hold­ers of the univer­sity’s bank state­ments.

This comes after the man­age­ment claimed the in­sti­tu­tion had no money to pay their salaries. This has not gone down well with the work­ers as they then called for the in­sti­tu­tion’s stake­hold­ers at this des­per­ate time to res­cue SCU. In a meet­ing at­tended by at least 20 work­ers, they de­manded to see the stake­hold­ers’ bank state­ments. The stake­hold­ers are Sisekelo Foun­da­tion and Africa Con­ti­nent Mis­sion (ACM). Vice Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Kim was or­dered to rush to the bank and get Sisekelo Foun­da­tion bank statement. Also present in the meet­ing was ACM’s Swazi­land’s Chair­man Philemon Mgabhi, ProVice Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor I.T Zwane Regis­trar and Dean of Stu­dents’ Af­fairs Dr Njabu Dlamini and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ad­min­is­tra­tion Sipho Vi­lakati. Ac­cord­ing to Kim, Sisekelo Foun­da­tion is re­spon­si­ble for the univer­sity’s projects, espe­cially the con­struc­tion of struc­tures while ACM is the mother body that runs SCU. “I can show you the cheque book of the foun­da­tion, the bal­ance in the ac­count is E500. The other money was used to pave the univer­sity’s yard,” Kim said. The work­ers told him they were not in­ter­ested in seeing the cheque book as all they wanted was the bank’s statement. As much as Kim tried hard to con­vince the em­ploy­ees by in­sist­ing that there was no money in the foun­da­tion’s ac­count his ef­forts were just a waste of time. The ir­ri­tated em­ploy­ees then elected one mem­ber to ac­com­pany Kim to the bank to get the bank statement. After that, Kim left the meet­ing with the elected mem­ber to t he bank. Ap­prox­i­mately, less than an hour later, Kim came back with the bank statement. The bank statement, which dated six months back, read that Sisekelo Foun­da­tion has a bal­ance of E24 112. 43 as op­posed to the E500 that Kim al­leged was in the ac­count.

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