- Oct 26, 2006
Franscina Sekhu has approached the Commission for Concilliation, Mediation an Arbitation (CCMA) for help following what she considers her unfair dismissal.
Franscina was the nanny of baby Marzanne Kruger who was badly assaulted during a house robbery in the family’s home recently.
The nanny was also badly assaulted and both she and the baby were rushed to hospital in critical conditions after the incident.
The star newspaper reports that Franscina has been fired by the Kruger family for allegedly opening the door for the perpetrators, who had done some construction work for the family before the incident.
According to Franscina she opened the door because the man had said that he was there to check on some work he had done before. As a result she says she even offered him tea before he sat down with her and the baby, which was on her lap at the time.
That is the last thing she remembers before waking up in hospital.
Sekhu’s mother is reported as having said that she and her daughter were kicked out like dogs when they went to the Kruger household to speak to the family.
The Krugers are expected to be served with CCMA papers on Wednesday in terms of which Franscina is looking for maximum compenstation.
A spokesman for the Kruger family, friend Kobus Grobler, said he was not aware that she had been fired.
Baby Marzanne is still in intensive care as a result of the injuries she suffered on the day in question.
I'm sorry, but allowing a stranger (I don't care if he's the plumber or the gardener or your bestest best friend) into a house that does not belong to you, which is your "professional environment" without getting the "okay" from your employers constitutes nothing more than reckless endangerment.
I don't believe this woman has a leg to stand on. I feel bad for her, I appreciate the fact that she was also a victim, however, I feel no sympathy for her getting the sack.