Gauteng MEC Faith Mazibuko's viral rant may fall foul of the law, say experts

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Gauteng MEC for Sport and Recreation Faith Mazibuko drew widespread controversy when a recording of her delivering a threatening rant went viral. AmaBhungane reported her February senior staff meeting, in which she was attempting to get her staff to install multi-sport courts ahead of the May 8 election.

Mazibuko blew her top at her senior staff, specifically at two apparently white and Indian managers present in the meeting. But did she violate any labour laws? A top labour lawyer, who spoke to Fin24 on condition of anonymity, said: "I do not think it’s so much about the number of laws/conventions broken, but the content and tone of her tirade. "Everyone, including employees, must be treated with dignity and respect.

She does not do so."Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter here The lawyer added: "Most laws about what one may or may not do focus on employees, and there is general recognition of managerial prerogative. This gives employers and managers wide powers on decisions and instructions and, to some extent, also how instructions are conveyed to employees.

Employees may be insubordinate if they refuse or fail to obey instructions."Here is how Mazibuko issued the instructions, according to a transcript of the meeting’s recording by News24."You better do it.

I want those, no rollover of that money for combi-courts.

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