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CCMASowetanLive reports that self-styled prophet Samuel Radebe of the Revelation Church of God has failed to honour an order to pay his former bodyguard some R100,000 for unfair dismissal for having sought a sangoma's help.  

Mpumelelo Nkayi, who was paid R8,000 a month, took the Church to the CCMA in Port Elizabeth last year.  In granting an award in favour of Nkayi, the commissioner said the dismissal had been procedurally and substantively unfair and she ordered the church to pay Nkayi a year's salary - a total of R96000 - by 31 December last year.  Nkayi also had to be reimbursed R2,000 in respect of an unauthorised deduction.  The money has still not been paid.  Nyaki, who is struggling to get a job, is now in hiding out of fear for his life because he has been “getting calls from people threatening my life.”  Senior church leader Thembi Tulwana said the issue was sub judice and “until such time that this process is over we are unable to breathe on it."  The CCMA has issued an enforcement award for attachment of the church's property and has indicated that the money owed should be paid with interest.

  • Read this report by Sibongile Mashaba in full at SowetanLive

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