Phat Joe wins CCMA case against him
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Cape Town – Radio personality Phat Joe expressed relief on Friday after he won the CCMA case against him.
Phat Joe’s domestic worker, Nontembiso Vumazonke, filed the case against him at the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration citing that she was unfairly dismissed.
However the CCMA has found that the local radio presenter didn’t do anything unlawful.
Phat Joe told TMG Entertainment that he believed the case was a PR and smear campaign against him brought forward by the SA Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union (Sadsawu).
In a statement released by Phat Joe he says: "I am relieved. I treated my housekeeper fairly, compensated her fairly, and even offered to assist her in getting work now in April.
"It’s unfortunate that she went ahead under the ill advice of the union to publicly smear my name and call me an 'abuser of workers' rights.
"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."