CCMA gives ANC 14 days to pay up two officials’ outstanding salaries

CCMA gives ANC 14 days to pay up two officials’ outstanding salaries. Picture: Supplied
CCMA gives ANC 14 days to pay up two officials’ outstanding salaries. Picture: Supplied

The CCMA has given the ANC in the North West 14 days to pay two officials their outstanding salaries of 11 months totaling R360 000 by December 23.

Earlier this month Tebogo Kock and Daddy Leshomo took the governing party to the CCMA, after failing to get the ANC to pay their salaries due since January this year.

The commission awarded Kock and Leshomo R180 000 each.

In another case, the CCMA ordered the ANC’s Getrude Mphekwa House in Mafikeng to pay a further R135 000 in salaries owed to Oupa Matla by January 3 next year. Matla headed the communications department of the provincial headquarters ahead of the May 8 general elections.

He had not been paid a salary since July last year. On May 3 the ANC paid him R30 000 despite owing him salaries for 11 months. He earned R15 000 a month.

Matla’s award was granted on Thursday, and just like in Kock and Leshomo’s case, the ANC did not oppose the CCMA, giving the applicants a default judgment.

During Kock and Leshomo’s hearing, the ANC’s lawyer left the proceedings after the commissioner overruled his objections.

“In the absence of the respondents, I could not get any justification of its actions, and I’m of the view that it owed the applicant salary for July last year to May this year, minus the R30 000 deposited on May 3,” commissioner Mooketsi Molamu found in Matla’s case.

“In the circumstances and given the absence of the respondent party, the applicant’s version remains unchallenged and probable,” said commissioner Tebogo Kujane in the Kock and Leshomo’s award.

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