75 VUVULANE EX-WORKERS SHARE E2.2M
…it ends 12-year wait and suffering for Vuvulane Irrigation Farmers (VIF) Pty Ltd ex-workers after they were paid their dues in full
Patience pays!!! This literally sums up the end of 12-years wait and suffering by Vuvulane Irrigation Farmers (VIF) PTY LTD ex-workers, as they have been paid their dues in full.
The publication has it in authority that the 75 ex-workers were paid in full their benefits last year; the last persons received their monies mid-December. All in all, the 75 ex-workers shared E2.2 million.
As reported by this publication on September 2, last year, more labourers were expected to pocket around E100 000 each.
They also anticipated getting their pension and savings made in their cooperative, Natsi Sinayo Investments.
Payments of the ex-workers started soon after the August 31 meeting, which was chaired by Vuvulane Irrigation Farmers (VIF) PTY LTD liquidators Sibusiso Motsa and Derrick Jele.
The meeting, which was attended by close to 100 affected people including the company’s ex-employees, farmers, tenants and creditors who proved their debts with an unnamed previous liquidator under the watch of police.
During the meeting, liquidator Motsa said the liquidation was underway because Tibiyo TakaNgwane agreed to write off E27 million in debts.
Speaking to this publication during a telephonic interview, liquidator Motsa confirmed that all workers were paid their monies and further confirmed that they shared E2.2 million.
When asked to explain the developments, Motsa said the next step was to handover all fixed assets to Tibiyo TakaNgwane.
He said as explained during the last meeting held with all stakeholders, the payments of the workers does not mean they should vacate the houses. However, he also stated that the paid former workers now have no justifications on occupying the houses.
“So, whosoever we will handover to might evict them but we have not handed over yet. We are supposed to handover to Tibiyo TakaNgwane,”
Motsa said the handover has been delayed by the fact that Tibiyo TakaNgwane was still attached to national events. It is after the national events when a date would be set for the handover.
“We only sold movable assets. All fixed assets (buildings) would be handed over to Tibiyo TakaNgwane.
“We are sure that the handover will take place this week, however, we will also go back to affected stakeholders to inform them who would take over. That would be the end of our work,” Motsa explained.
He mentioned that ex-workers had shown satisfaction on their paid benefits.
Meanwhile, the ex-workers have been waiting to be paid their dues after a court verdict, which ordered VIF assets to be liquidated as the farmers who owned it at that time had allegedly failed to clear a water bill estimated to be at E27 million. Ever since then, some of the exworkers continued to occupy the company’s houses.
75 ex- workers of VIF were paid in full their benefits last year, with the last payments received mid-December.