ANC volunteer cleaner says she’s not been paid
A WOMAN working for the ANC Kidd’s Beach parliamentary constituency office in East London says she has not been paid her stipend of R500 for seven months.
However, the office argues that Nomthunzi Fesi, 48, has not been coming to work, hence the non-payment.
Fesi said she started work at the office on October 10 2013 as a volunteer cleaner for R500 a month. She said she received her first payment of R2 000 for four months’ work in December 2014, meaning she went 14 months with no pay.
In that time, she had also been doing administrative work for the office.
The constituency office leader and member of parliament, Tandiwe Kenye, declined to comment, saying she was busy preparing for a meeting, before referring questions to the ANC caucus in parliament.
Fesi said: “I was supposed to work twice a week, but because I have to do administrative work as well, I end up working the entire week.
“Even if I get paid, R400 of the R500 goes to transport.”
Provincial legislature chief whip Mzoleli Mrara said the office fell under national parliament and referred questions to the office of its chief whip, Jackson Mthembu.
Mthembu’s spokeswoman, Nonceba Mhlauli, said R500 was deposited into the parliamentary counsel office for cleaners.
“Nomthunzi Fesi is a cleaning volunteer in the office but she hasn’t reported to the office for the past three months,” Mhlauli said, adding that Fesi had received her stipend for March, April, May and June.
Fesi claims she was last paid R500 in February and that she stopped working because she was not being paid. —