Tensions mount over CV controversy

2018-09-19 06:01
The image of CVs in a trolley is being circulated on social media.PHOTO: supplied

The image of CVs in a trolley is being circulated on social media.PHOTO: supplied

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THE KwaDukuza community is up in arms after the alleged discovery of several curriculum vitae (CV), thought to relate to applications for jobs at the KwaDukuza Mall, in the possession of a street vagrant last Monday.

According to reports, the CVs were discovered in boxes by a member of the community. They were allegedly taken from the KwaDukuza municipal offices by the vagrant who intended to sell them as waste for cash.

It is believed that the CVs were meant for vacancies at the soon to be opened KwaDukuza Mall development. However, it is unclear whether the CVs were new, were being thrown away, or were from previous concluded posts which have already been filled.

When asked where he got the documents, the vagrant said that a lady at the municipal offices had told him that they were no longer of any use.

An image depicting a trolley filled with the CVs has also been doing the rounds on social media.

In response, KwaDukuza Municipality communications and knowledge officer Sphelele Ngobese said it is unfortunate that the “on-going social media campaign” has been associated with KwaDukuza Municipality during a time where there’s on-going recruitment of staff for the KwaDukuza Mall.

“While KwaDukuza appreciates its role in facilitating the reception of applications on behalf of a number of retail outlets, we are in no way directly involved in the recruitment process of staff.

“Our role is to facilitate the process of application submissions. Once received, they are forwarded to the relevant recruiter for processing. We have so far recorded no application loss from our offices and we also re-affirm that we have a safe and secure area where all submissions are received and filed.”

He said they have also established, through their own investigation, that the image circulating on social media (pictured) is linked to a very old social media post that was published prior to the recruitment phase of the KwaDukuza Mall.

“This could mean that this is part of an on-going campaign to discredit KwaDukuza Municipality as a role-player in its effort to help advance the development of the lives of the people in KwaDukuza,” said Ngobese.

The Stanger Weekly made several attempts to obtain comments from the mall developer but there was no response at the time of going to press.

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