Mopani Superspar, Mopani Tops, Giyani Superspar and Giyani Tops are temporarily closed following their failure to reinstate 126 employees.
Giyani View can confirm that Shashe Trading (PTY) Limited, a company managing the mentioned stores lost its 2nd appeal in the Labour Appeal Court of South Africa. The judgment has been handed down on the 15th of October 2020.
A Johannesburg Labour Court on 27 August 2020 set aside Shashe Trading (PTY) Limited’s appeal against the ruling of the 20th February in which the court ruled in favour of Economic Pioneer Transformation Aid South African Workers Union (EPTASAWU).
EPTASAWU president Austin Mabasa said that the stores will remain closed until further notice.
“We demand that all the employees who have been fired should be reinstated and compensated immediately. The Labour Court of South Africa has ruled that the decision to fire the employees was irrational”.
It is also understood that working hours have been cut off, which resulted in employees earning less money.
“The previous owner (Mia De Bruyn) sold 100% of the shares of the Supermarkets to Shashe Trading (PTY) Limited, and some of the employees who already lost their jobs are shareholders who lost their hard-earned dividends.
“These people who claim to be owning these stores have no legal right documents because the Will of the supermarkets hasn’t yet been distributed. We demand that Mia De Bruyn should come down here to explain all this nonsense”, fumed Mabasa.
This is a developing story, more details still to come.