Axed employee blames abuse of power

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ANC premier candidate and provincial chairperson Zamani Saul. Photo: Charne Kemp
ANC premier candidate and provincial chairperson Zamani Saul. Photo: Charne Kemp


Yvonne Khumalo, a government contract worker in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, claims that she was unfairly dismissed from her job in the provincial department of social development because she refused to apologise to the wife of Premier Zamani Saul over “a Facebook post”.

In a referral of the dispute to the public health and social development sectoral bargaining council for conciliation, signed on May 9, Khumalo did not specify the part of the social media post that was allegedly offensive to Tapsy Saul. However, on her Facebook page, she identified a post made in January as the source of her “unemployment”.

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