NUMSA will march to the Department of Transport offices in Tshwane. Image: Abayomi Azikiwe / Flickr.

Tshwane streets affected by the NUMSA march over RAF CEO

Tshwane motorists are urged to find alternative routes as several streets will be affected by the NUMSA-led march against RAF CEO.


NUMSA will march to the Department of Transport offices in Tshwane. Image: Abayomi Azikiwe / Flickr.

Several streets in Tshwane will be affected by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) march against Road Accident Fund (RAF) chief executive Collins Letsoalo.

The march will take place on Thursday, 14 March.


Numsa is calling for the RAF CEO to be fired because of the disastrous state of the entity.

Several complaints have been made against the embattled entity, especially failing to pay claimants. The organisation is also under immense financial stress due to heavy debt.

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said Letsoalo behaves as untouchable, which is why the RAF is in shambles.

Hlubi-Majola said there is a complete failure to regulate his behaviour, and it seems even the board of the RAF is helpless in the face of his gross incompetence.

“The RAF is being grossly mismanaged by Letsoalo, who behaves like a law unto himself. The failure of the RAF to pay out claimants on time means that the institution’s assets are routinely attached by sheriffs of the court so that they can be sold to pay the monies owed.

“As a result, desks, chairs, and office equipment are attached. Workers sit on boxes or the floor when doing their work because there are no desks or chairs. As recently as two weeks ago, a sheriff of the court attached items at the RAF offices in East London. They attached the RAF server, which contains all the claimants’ personal information, including their names, addresses, ID numbers, and other personal information,” Hlubi-Majola explained.

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NUMSA members in a march in Johannesburg. Image: Flickr/ Cherisse Fredricks.

In addition, the union has also accused the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) of failing to act against Letsoalo.

Hlubi-Majola said they made detailed submissions to Scopa about the mismanagement of the RAF.

“We must also state that Letsoalo is so arrogant that he even blocked parliament’s oversight committee, the Scopa, from entering the RAF premises at the Menlyn offices last year when MP’s went to the workplace to conduct inspections.

According to the union, Scopa members had to call the police to force the management of RAF to give them access.

That’s not all. The CEO allegedly locked out the Numsa Health and Safety official Victor Radebe, preventing him from accessing the workplace to inspect the working conditions.


Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said those participating in the Numsa march will gather at the old Putco bus depot in Marabastad from 10:00.

From there, the marchers will join Struben Street and proceed straight to the Department of Transport offices on 156 Struben Street. They are expected to depart at 13:00.

  • The following streets will be affected:
  • Struben
  • Cowie
  • Sophi de Bruyn
  • Paul Kruger
  • Bosman
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Tshwane Metro Police officers will monitor the Numsa-led march to Department of Transport offices. Image: TMPD.

Motorists can use the following routes:

  • Eskia Mphahlele Drive
  • Johannes Ramokhoase Street
  • Bloed Street
  • Boom Street
  • Madiba Street

Mahamba said TMPD and SAPS officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all the affected streets.