Mu­vhango fires boss ’ brother

Sunday World - - NEWS - NGWAKO MALATJI MU­VHANGO Mu­vhango ng­wakom@sun­day­world.co.za

boss Duma Ndlovu s brother

’ Christo­pher has been un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously fired from the soapie, al­legedly due to fam­ily is­sues. Christo­pher, who was the com­pany s on­line

’ ed­i­tor, con­firmed that he was pink-slipped from his job, al­legedly with­out com­mit­ting any trans­gres­sion. Yes I can con­firm that my ser­vices were “ter­mi­nated and no rea­sons were given to me. I was told when I en­quired about my pay last month that the com­pany no longer wanted my ser­vices,” he said.

Christo­pher said he then re­quested that the ter­mi­na­tion be put in writ­ing be­fore he could leave. How­ever, when he ar­rived at work the fol­low­ing day, his ac­cess card had been de­ac­ti­vated.

He said he might have been fired be­cause of his per­sonal dif­fer­ences with Duma. I have been a loyal ser­vant of the com­pany “for over 13 years. I have done my work with due dili­gence and I have never been taken to a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing,” Christo­pher said. I don t know why I was fired but as “’ sib­lings we some­times have per­sonal or fam­ily dif­fer­ences. But they were not that big that could have led to my dis­missal but maybe that could be the rea­son for my dis­missal.”

He how­ever, said he had not spo­ken to Duma about his sud­den dis­missal.

pub­li­cist Amanda Ngu­dle con­firmed that they had fired Christo­pher. It was an ex­ec­u­tive de­ci­sion for rea­sons “whom is not at lib­erty to di­vulge (sic). He was in­formed at the be­gin­ning of the year for rea­sons that were com­mu­ni­cated to him. He re­fused to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­cesses “and there­fore the com­pany took the lib­erty to ex­er­cise its au­thor­ity to make a de­ci­sion.”

Ngu­dle de­nied Christo­pher was fired af­ter a fam­ily feud be­tween him and Duma. Per­sonal mat­ters or fam­ily feuds can­not “be dealt with in the board­room. Hence HR pro­cesses that the com­pany has tried to fol­low since Jan­uary,” she said.

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