Department of Labour condemns assault of inspector


The Department of Labour strongly condemns the attack and physical assault of one of inspectors who was conducting his duties in Cornubia, Verulam, last week.

The inspector had arrived at the company and produced his inspector’s card and notice of inspection. However, the employer reacted angrily, squashing and throwing the notice of inspection in the bin in full view of his staff. He then assaulted the inspector and manhandled him out of the premises.

The inspector has opened a case of assault and obstruction of justice, as it is against the law to obstruct a labour inspector from conducting his work.

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KwaZulu-Natal chief inspector, Edward Khambula, has condemned the assault in the strongest possible terms and called on the police to deal with the matter swiftly. Khambula has also directed a team of inspectors from the provincial office to conduct a joint inspection at the company soon.

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“First and foremost, we strongly denounce the assault and intimidation of our inspectors and view it as an attack on the Department. We therefore, urge employers to refrain from intimidating and assaulting our inspectors. We hope this employer is brought to justice and faces the long arm of the law soon,” said Khambula.

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