- Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo was dismissed this week for the second time
- Mzansi responded to the firing with a number of reactions
- Many took to social media to crack jokes at Moyo's expense
Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has been fired for the second time in three months.
Moyo was initiality dismissed in June but was reinstated in July after a ruling by the High Court. This week, Old Mutual issued him with a termination notice once again.
Unsurprisingly, South Africa had a lot to say about it.
Many citizens on social media weighed in on Moyo's firing, Briefly.co.za has gathered. Several people expressed outrage over Old Mutual's decision and sided with Moyo.
"You want to know that Corporate SA doesn't have respect for the laws and Constitution of the country," wrote one social media user, Makopo K. "Case in point - Moyo vs Old Mutual saga."
Another user, Motswana Lepara, agreed, posting, "Old Mutual has absolutely no respect for the rule of law."
These comments echoed the views expressed by Moyo's lawyer, Eric Mabuza, who said that Old Mutual's move amounted to "contempt of court", according to The Citizen.
However, some citizens online came out in support of Old Mutual, with one describing the firing of Moyo as a "battle of integrity".
On a more light-hearted note, others on social media poked fun at Moyo, with several users coming up with memes and quips at the former CEO's expense.
"So Old Mutual is showing the High Court the middle finger!" wrote one.
Another chimed in, saying that if scandals were a person, they would be Peter Moyo.
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