Man hired and fired within a day at uMngeni

2012-08-20 00:00

UMNGENI Municipality will act against an official who hired Xolani Ndlovu, and fired him within 24 hours after he refused to call off a youth march which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Ndlovu — a chairperson of the Mpophomeni youth development project — said that he was fired for refusing to call the march off.

uMngeni Mayor Mbali Myeni said that the council has instructed acting municipal manager Steven Simpson to take action against the official.

Myeni said: “Action needs to be taken against the official for the error that occurred and not following protocol.”

Ndlovu went to the municipal offices to apply for a permit to march.

“Later in July he was called by the municipality to come and sign for a trainee internal auditor job with the municipality,” said Miyeni.

Ndlovu said he was told by an official that if he didn’t call off the march he would lose his job.

The following day he was told that his contract had been terminated, but there was nothing in writing explaining this.

Acting municipal manager Steven Simpson said Ndlovu signed a memorandum of agreement and his contract had not been finalised.

Simpson said: “His contract has not been finalised and signed by the municipal manager.

“The agreement was accordingly not binding on either party.”

The youth advisory centre has a database of curriculum vitae of unemployed youth including graduates.

This database is utilised to fill in any in-service training posts and employment opportunities.

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