Edcon employee dismissed for calling Jacob Zuma a 'monkey' in Facebook rant

schumi

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Johannesburg - A former senior Edcon employee who called former president Jacob Zuma a “monkey” in a Facebook rant three years ago has been permanently dismissed from the retail group.

The dismissal of Teresa Cantamessa, who was a specialist buyer for ladies wear, was upheld by Labour Court Judge Hamilton Cele recently.

Cantamessa’s woes began when, in December 2015, she posted on her Facebook page: “Watching Carte Blanch and listening to these f***ing stupid monkeys running our country and how everyone makes excuses for that stupid man we have to call a president... President my f***ing ass!! #zumamustfall This makes me crazy ass mad.”

The post came a few weeks before real estate agent Penny Sparrow was also embroiled in a racist rant on Facebook where she called black people “monkeys”.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/edcon-employee-dismissed-for-calling-jacob-zuma-a-monkey-in-facebook-rant-36430887
 

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So she won at the CCMA but Edcon appealed. She should have asked Afriforum or Solidarity to help her appeal further. Her rant was unprofessional but doesn't seem racist.
 

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What the past few years have shown is that we are definitely not going to have the type of Freedom of Speech enjoyed by Americans. It is what it is.
 
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