Newspaper report on Yengeni is 'without substance' - ANC

2016-06-05 21:14
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Cape Town – The office of the ANC Chief Whip on Sunday dismissed a newspaper report alleging that labour portfolio committee chairperson Lumka Yengeni violated labour laws.

The Sunday Times reported that she had been found guilty of breaching labour laws by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

The paper reported that Yengeni’s former domestic worker, Lucia Dlephu, had taken the MP to the CCMA.

Dlephu told the newspaper that Yengeni had not allowed her lunch breaks or leave, and that she had to be on duty 24-hours a day.

However, the chief whip's office said Yengeni was never found guilty of any violation of the law or mistreatment of Dlephu. It added that there was no CCMA ruling or penalty imposed against Yengeni.

"The disagreement between the two parties was amicably resolved through conciliation, a process where the CCMA informally assist parties to explore ways to resolve their dispute by agreement," it said in a statement.

The statement added that the Sunday Times's allegations that Yengeni was found by the CCMA to have flouted several laws were "inaccurate, without substance and deliberately misleading".

"We are satisfied that Cde Yengeni and Ms Dlephu's dispute has been settled amicably through a fair and neutral process."

Read more on:    anc  |  lumka yengeni  |  cape town  |  parliament 2016  |  politics  |  labour

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