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effSowetanLive reports that the EFF in North West has been ordered to pay a former junior staff member 11 months’ salary totalling R102,300 for unfair dismissal.  

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) this week found that Maggie Klaas' dismissal had been procedurally and substantively unfair.  She was employed as an administrator by the party at the provincial legislature in Mmabatho.  In her testimony at the CCMA, Klaas said she was dismissed for allegedly "failing to greet her line manager, party's chief whip Bungus Ntsangani".  She was also dismissed for allegedly "failing to take orders to be transferred from the party's legislature office to the provincial office".  The CCMA commissioner found that the applicant was entitled to relief of compensation taking into consideration the circumstances and manner in which she had been dismissed.  EFF spokesperson Jerry Matebesi said they would appeal the matter.  Klaas has also accused Ntsangani of verbal abuse and physical assault, claiming that in November 2017 he assaulted her and threatened to cut off her clitoris.  The fight was apparently over Klaas' refusal to report to work early the following day.  Klaas opened a criminal case against Ntsangani.  Judgment on Ntsangani's assault case is due in July.

  • Read the full original of Boitumelo Tshehle’s report on this story at SowetanLive

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