Telkom's sale of 15% of Vodacom to UK-based Vodafone is once again under the spotlight as the Communications Workers' Union (CWU) calls for an investigation into this and the restructuring of Telkom's fixed-line operations.

According to report in BusinessDay, the union says it has evidence the Telkom staff altered documents to influence tender outcomes. It also alludes to possible bribery concerning the Vodafone sale.
It also points a finger at the new political party, Congress of the People (Cope), which includes Department of Communications director-general Lyndall Shope-Malofe as a member.
BusinessDay reports the department failed to meet with Nigeria's Globacom, which also bid for a stake in Vodacom, but rushed the Vodafone deal through.