A high court judge has removed the provisional curator of medical scheme Samwumed, who he found was incurring "exorbitant" but "unproductive" expenses that were not helping to solve the scheme’s problems. Judge AJ Engers found "good cause" to remove Duduza Khosana, who was earning R234,000 a month and has incurred expenses of at least R100,000 since her appointment at the 80,000-member Samwumed in May. The judge said that Khosana was making "radical changes" at the scheme rather than serving her primary purpose, which was to fix the scheme’s dysfunctional board of trustees that resulted from faction fighting within the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu). "I find it disturbing that she has seen fit to make what are possibly far-reaching decisions without having addressed the main problems she was supposed to," Engers said in his judgment, which was handed down on Tuesday. In August, Andre Maxwell, the scheme’s former deputy chair, argued in his urgent application to remove Khosana th...

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