'I feel vindicated': CCMA orders reinstatement of axed head of state-owned Daybreak Farms

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Daybreak Farms was bought out in 2015 by the Public Investment Corporation for over R1 billion.
Daybreak Farms was bought out in 2015 by the Public Investment Corporation for over R1 billion.
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Boas Seruwe, the former head of state-owned chicken producer Daybreak Farms, has been reappointed as CEO after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration found his dismissal in May was "procedurally and substantively unfair".

In a ruling on Wednesday, the arbitration body ordered Daybreak Farms to reinstate Seruwe on the same terms as before he was axed and pay him back over R2 million in lost earnings. He can return to the office on 11 December.

Daybreak supplies a wide range of poultry products from its operations in four provinces. It employs about 3 000 workers and slaughters over a million birds a week. It is wholly owned by state-run asset manager the Public Investment Corporation, which spent R1.175 billion to buy out the poultry producer - then known as AFGRI Poultry - in May 2015.

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