Marzanne's nanny fired - report

2010-05-19 08:52

Johannesburg - The nanny of baby Marzanne Kruger was going to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after being fired by her employer, the Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Nanny Franscina Sekhu has been fired by the Kruger family who are expected to be served with papers for the CCMA on Wednesday, according to the report.

Sekhu and baby Marzanne were assaulted during a house robbery in Randburg several weeks ago. Sekhu reportedly opened the door for the attackers, who had previously been employed to do construction work on the house.

After being discharged from hospital, Sekhu's mother, Martha, said her daughter was told she had been fired.

"I thought we would sit down when we got there and talk about what happened so that I could apologise about what happened to the baby because we also feel the pain she (Marzanne's mother) feels. But they fought with us and kicked us out like dogs," her mother told the paper.

Labour consultant Aaron Mokhondo said Sekhu approached him to take her case to the CCMA because her dismissal was invalid.

Kruger family friend Kobus Grobler said he was unaware that Sekhu had been fired.

"I am not even aware of the court action. As far as I know she is on sick leave. But if what you say is true then it is an unfortunate situation," he said.