PPC lawyers try to ‘silence’ Ketso Gordhan

2014-10-28 09:26

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Lawyers for cement supplier PPC have moved to muzzle the company’s former chief executive Ketso Gordhan to stop him making statements about his exit.

The lawyers told him in a letter, dated October 23, that the company had been faithful to the terms of his departure, Business Day reported today.

“[The company] refrained from divulging the true reasons behind your resignation,” the letter reportedly said, adding that the reasons would be “extremely embarrassing to you and detrimental to your career as a manager of any business”.

Tshisevhe Gwina Ratshimbilani Incorporated (TGR Attorneys) said the resignation agreement required Gordhan to stick to the public announcement regarding the reasons for his resignation, and that his campaign to be reinstated violated the agreement.

PPC said at the time he had stepped down “due to differences of opinion with the board”.

Gordhan subsequently said the board opposed his “desire to exit a senior executive”, whom he believed was putting the company at risk. He then reportedly tried to get shareholders to help him get his job back and put in a more effective board.

Harris Nupen Molebatsi Attorneys, on behalf of Gordhan, reportedly denied that his campaign to be reinstated violated the agreement.

PPC and Gordhan reportedly declined to comment to the Business Day.

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