Dead before his payout: Farmworker who earned R300 per month dies

Dead before his payout: Farmworker who earned R300 per month dies

- Mokgwabone Kleinboy Dinake worked on the Terre'Blanche's farm in Nooitgedacht since he was 15 years old

- He received a monthly salary of R300 but the Department of Labour intervened and got him a severance package of R50 000 from Terre'Blanche

- Sadly, Dinake passed away before receiving the money

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Mokgwabone Kleinboy Dinake worked on Boet Terre'Blanche's farm in Nooitgedacht for 69 years for a meagre pay of R300 a month.

Dinake retired but Terre'Blanche did not pay him a severance package. The Labour Department intervened and Terre'Blanche was ordered to pay Dinake R50 000.

But the 84-year-old has passed away without receiving a cent from his previous employer.

The Sowetan reported that Dinake passed away at Ventersdorp Hospital at 3 pm on Tuesday after a short illness. Dinake became ill on the 14th of June but recovered in hospital.

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However, he became ill again and passed away in hospital.

The Department of Labour ordered Terre'Blanche to pay his former employee an amount of R50 000 within a two-week deadline.

Dinake's monthly salary of R300 was in violation of the minimum wage stated for farm workers, which is R3 169. learned that Dinake's daughter, Stokkie, is saddened by her father's passing as well as the fact that he did not receive his pension before he passed away.

He died without having received and enjoyed his pension.

Stokkie added that her father would be buried this coming Saturday and the money owed by Terre'Blanche will go towards paying for his tombstone.

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