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WATCH: EFF heads to restaurant after sick employee who was “forced” to work dies

EFF went to an East London restaurant and demanded a meeting with management after a sick employee allegedly died after being forced to work.

EFF Buffalo City

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Buffalo City region of the Eastern Cape rushed to a restaurant in an East London shopping centre after it received word that an employee died after allegedly being ‘forced’ to report for work even after she informed management about her illness.


EFF’s Buffalo City Metro Region (BCM) headed to the East London restaurant on Tuesday, 11 May and demanded that the manager who allegedly ordered the deceased to report for work be dismissed along with a host of other demands.

“She went to work and her condition worsened while at work. She was rushed to hospital, where she eventually died,” said the political party in a tweet.

The EFFs regional chairperson, Hlekiso Mziyanda and secretary, Sibongile Aloni and the deceased’s uncle met with the restaurant’s management and apparently agreed on a few resolutions.

According to the EFF regional spokesperson Siya Rumbu, the restaurant agreed to pay for the deceased’s entire funeral and pay for the education of her two daughters, who are aged 4 and 7 years old , from “primary school to high school.”

The restaurant will also reportedly arrange counselling sessions for all employees affected by the incident.

“They have agreed to all the demands except the firing of the manager. We have made it clear that if they don’t fire the manager, we will fire her ourselves,” said EFF regional secretary Xolile Mboni to IOL.

The manager who allegedly ordered the deceased to report for work has been placed on special leave and is expected to face a disciplinary hearing regarding the incident.

The reason for the deceased’s untimely passing is unclear. She will be buried in Mdantsane this coming weekend.

The restaurant did not respond to The South African’s questions by the time of publication.