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labourcourtsIOL News reports that a former executive head of HR at Nedbank, who was dismissed after making racially discriminatory remarks by stating 'black people are lazier and more incompetent than white people,' has had her review application dismissed by the Johannesburg Labour Court.

Anele Makhosazana Mpungose was the Executive Head of Human Resources in Nedbank after she was employed at the bank in May 2015. Mpungose was later placed on precautionary suspension pending investigation into allegations of misconduct and was charged with several offences relating to the treatment of her subordinates and dishonesty against her employer. Her subsequent dismissal by Nedbank was referred to the CCMA, where the commissioner confirmed that she had been guilty of harassment, victimisation and bullying. Mpungose was eventually dismissed on 19 May 2019. Mpungose approached the Labour Court to review the matter, claiming she had not been not given a fair hearing and had not been not allowed to challenge evidence brought by Nedbank. But, in court papers, it was stated that on numerous occasions Mpungose made remarks that were disrespectful, offensive, humiliating, and derogatory towards fellow employees. She was accused of resorting to racial stereotyping and unfairly discriminating against people on racial grounds. The Labour Court judge found that Mpungose's dismissal by Nedbank had been fair and her review application was dismissed.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Brenda Masilela at IOL News

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