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newsSowetanLive reports that a Bronkhorstspruit security guard was stripped down to his underwear and forced to walk 3km in the rain after his supervisor caught him sleeping on the job.  

Charlie Mabuza, 36, a security guard at GEW Secure Security, was humiliated after his supervisor instructed him to take off his uniform before firing him and kicking him off the company's premises on New Year's Day.  Mabuza said this was after he was found to have been sleeping and smelling of liquor while on duty at a factory in Ekandustria.  Mabuza was breathalysed twice and was found to have been over the limit on both occasions.  After being told to leave, he pleaded with his supervisor that he did not have any clothes to change into and that it was raining heavily.  With his pleas falling on deaf ears, Mabuza had to step out onto the street in the rain.  In a video recorded after he was chased away, Mabuza is seen walking in the rain with nothing on but a yellow refuse bag wrapped around his waist.  Dewet Vermaak, the security company owner, said he was extremely sorry about the treatment Mabuza received at the hands of one of his employees.  He claimed the supervisor concerned resigned with after Vermaak attempted to institute disciplinary measures.  Mabuza is weighing up his options about an offer from Vermaak to return to work.

  • Read the original report by Tankiso Makhetha in full at SowetanLive

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