Shape up or ship out, workers with Covid-19 comorbidities told

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Workers at Sibanye-Stillwater in Rustenburg. Picture: Supplied
Workers at Sibanye-Stillwater in Rustenburg. Picture: Supplied


Sipho Ndaba* fails to understand why his employer wants him gone because he is “overweight”, something that was never an issue before the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The 30-year-old artisan/skilled worker at Sibanye-Stillwater in Rustenburg said he was given three options that would all leave him – together with those with comorbidities and those older than 60 – jobless because he had been classified as obese and thus vulnerable to contracting Covid-19.

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