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limpopo thumb100 News24 reports that after a week of prevarication, the office of the premier in Limpopo eventually agreed to implement an order by the General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council (GPSSBC) by reinstating government spokesperson Phuti Seloba.  

The order, which found his November 2019 suspension to have been illegal and unfair, was issued the week before last.  It was ordered that he should be permitted to resume his duties on Monday, 17 February 2020.  Seloba, accompanied by provincial and regional leaders of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), reported for duty on that Monday.  However, upon his arrival the next day, he was denied access to the building, with a notice displayed in the guardhouse that he should not be allowed entry as he was still on suspension.  Nehawu then issued a scathing statement accusing Premier Stan Mathabatha of disregarding institutions and the laws of the country.  Seloba’s suspension followed allegations that since 2017 he had been divulging sensitive information to EFF provincial chairperson Jossey Buthane, among which was that Mathabatha sometimes missed appointments and meetings, including those for which accommodation had been booked, because of alcohol consumption.  On Wednesday, following threat from Nehawu that it would approach the courts, Seloba was allowed to resume his duties.  On Thursday, it was confirmed that Seloba was indeed at work, however he might be transferred to another division within the office of the premier.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Russel Molefe at News24

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