Suspended SADTU President Comrade Thobile Ntola`s lawyers wrote a letter to our lawyers in the morning of the hearing advising that they are unable to attend the hearing because of other commitments and that they have advised comrade Ntola to attend and apply for a postponement. Despite the assurance from his lawyers, he did not arrive or call SADTU to indicate why he could not attend.

As the notice to him was clear that if he does not attend for no good reasons the hearing will proceed in his absence.

The hearing continued today and cde Ntola never turned up as per the letter of his lawyers.

ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat