Shock jock Phat Joe has won a case of unfair dismissal, brought against him by his former domestic worker of five years.
In January, Nontembiso Vumazonke filed a case at the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) claiming Phat Joe fired her via sms.
She was represented by the SA Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union (Sadsawu), while the radio dj chose to represent himself.
In a statement, Phat Joe says he was relieved by the finding.
“I treated my housekeeper fairly, compensated her fairly, and even offered to assist her in getting work now in April,” he says.
“I am thankful to the South African legal system. This is another case of just when you’re about to give up hope, a light shines through to reinforce your belief in the system.”