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OldMutualBusinessLive reports that Peter Moyo’s lawyer, Advocate Dali Mpofu, says the axed Old Mutual CEO is a victim of the insurer’s inability to protect whistle-blowers.  

“What we are really doing with here is a case of victimisation.  The so-called breakdown in relationship is actually manufactured, it’s not real so the employer cannot benefit from it,” said Mpofu on Thursday during an urgent High Court hearing between the two parties.  Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, also representing Moyo, said the only reason he was fired was because of his conflict with Old Mutual chair Trevor Manuel and because of interviews he had with the media on the day of his suspension in May.  Ngcukaitobi asserted that Old Mutual had expanded its case to the court to include issues that were not cited as reasons for Moyo’s suspension.  Moyo has accused Manuel of “gunning for him” because he had raised concerns that the former finance minister was conflicted in the handling of the split of its domestic business from the UK-based Old Mutual Plc.  The insurer has dismissed Moyo’s statement that he was being victimised because of whistle-blowing.

  • Read the full original of Londiwe Buthelezi’s report in the above regard at BusinessLive


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