The government, Telkom’s largest shareholder, has called for an urgent meeting to discuss the company’s plan to cut up to a fifth of its workforce.

In a statement on Thursday, the department of communications & digital technologies said Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the minister, "noted with concern the latest reports on the planned Telkom retrenchments".

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