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southafricalogoSowetan reports that a second top labour department official faces contempt of court charges for taking too long to pay hundreds of millions of rands to a company that processes “injury on duty” claims.  

Compensation Solutions (CompSol) is to institute contempt of court charges against labour director-general Thobile Lamati and the Compensation Commission.  The department’s chief operations officer (COO) Shadrack Mkhonto, who was previously the commissioner at the Compensation Commission, is fighting similar charges after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) sentenced him to a three month jail term, suspended for five years, for ignoring court orders to pay CompSol over R400m for processing laims.  Mkhonto has approached the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) to have the SCA’s finding set aside.  CompSol CE Charl van Wyk, revealed in his opposing affidavit that the company issued no less than 19 summonses against Mkhonto, the commission and the D-G relating to the accounts.  The ConCourt will hear Mkhonto’s appeal in March.

  • Based on a report by Loyiso Sidimba on page 2 of Sowetan of 29 November 2016
  • Read the original of the report at SA Labour News

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