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mildredoliphantCape Times reports that Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant’s office says it is investigating “as a matter of urgency” an incident involving a Cape Town domestic worker who was mauled by two of her employer's pit bulls while working at his home.  

Oliphant said she would make a determination after investigating.  Lilian Mkosi, 57, was attacked by her employer Brent Chad's dogs at his Monte Vista home while he was nore present.  “This incident allegedly happened despite the domestic worker repeatedly reporting the imminent danger that these dogs were posing to her,” said the department's spokesperson, Sithembele Tshwete.  Oliphant also reminded employers that the Occupational Health and Safety Act encouraged employers to prevent and remove hazards in every workplace.  Mkosi said she planned to sue Chad and that his promise to pay for medical bills was not enough.

  • Read this report by Sandiso Phaliso in full at Cape Times


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