Shoprite staff protest after manager’s alleged k-word rant

TimesLive reports that employees at a Shoprite supermarket in Southgate, Johannesburg south, want justice after allegedly being called “lazy k***s” by a regional manager. One of the employees, Thulani Tyala, said: “It’s sad that in 2019, there are people who don’t understand the impact this word has on us.” 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. The latest incident occurred in Saturday.   

A case of crimen injuria was opened with the Mondeor police station by Tyala. 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.

by Nonkululeko Njilo