First lady ordered to pay domestic R16 000

2010-07-23 11:42

President Jacob Zuma’s wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has been ordered to pay R16 000 to her domestic worker for unlawfully dismissing her.

Because MaNtuli, as she is known, did not attend the hearing as required by law, the commissioner issued a default judgment, Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration spokesperson Lusanda Myoli said.

“A default award was issued based on the testimony given by the applicant.”

MaNtuli was ordered to pay the money within 14 days of receiving the ruling.

Yesterday Ilanga newspaper reported that MaNtuli did not pay her domestic worker Sbongile Doris Ngobese the full salary that they had agreed upon, and also didn’t follow correct procedure when dismissing her.

Myoli said the matter was referred to the CCMA on May 12.

“The referral form indicated that the applicant was allegedly dismissed on April 29 and the reason for dismissal was unknown.”

MaNtuli can apply for the order to be revoked by giving a valid reason for not attending the hearing, and the matter could be heard again.

Ngobese was employed in August last year and paid a monthly salary of R2 000 a month. MaNtuli reportedly asked Ngobese to quit her job at St Augustine’s Hospital to work for her, Ilanga reported.

MaNtuli paid Ngobese R1 000 on February 27 and promised to pay the rest later.

On March 8 Ngobese fell ill and needed to see a doctor so asked for the rest of her salary but MaNtuli allegedly did not reply to the request.

Ngobese saw a doctor who gave her a sick note to stay at home until March 12. On March 10 MaNtuli’s bodyguard went to Ngobese’s home and paid her the remaining R1 000. Ngobese gave the bodyguard the sick note.

The following day the bodyguard returned with the sick note and told Ngobese not to return to work on March 12.

Ngobese, however, decided to go back, but nobody would open the gates for her, the paper reported.

On April 29 she returned to the house with a letter asking whether she was still employed. A police officer at the gate went into the house and returned with Ngobese’s clothing but did not reply to Ngobese’s letter, Ilanga reported.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.