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ShopriteSowetanLive reports that employees at a Shoprite supermarket in Southgate, Johannesburg south, want justice after allegedly being called "lazy k***s" by a regional manager.  

Agitated employees embarked on a protest to demand the matter be probed, with the store being closed for several hours on Monday.  In a statement, the company said a complaint had been lodged with the head office and appropriate action would be taken in accordance with the law and the company's code of conduct.  One of the employees, Thulani Tyala, said he'd been employed by Shoprite for more than five years and had seen many occasions when the same manager bullied, threatened and, on one occasion, slapped an employee.  "I know a lot of people who resigned because of her, some tried reporting the cases but didn't get anywhere," he stated.  The latest incident occurred in Saturday.  Tyala recounted further:  "We had been doing stocktaking at the back.  Someone cracked a joke and we all laughed.  Then she came in and asked why we were laughing.  Before anyone could answer, she started shouting 'You lazy k***s are not doing your jobs' and left."  A case of crimen injuria was opened with the Mondeor police station by Tyala.  

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