- The suspect in the midst of the storm over the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana has been dismissed
- Citizens were dumbfounded by the fact the man had managed to obtain employment at the state-owned entity despite having a prior conviction
- Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has demanded action to be taken against those who knew of his conviction but hired him anyway
The man who was arrested for the brutal rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana has been fired from the Post Office, where he allegedly met his victim.
The Sowetan reports that this follows an investigation by the Post Office, with the suspect still behind bars awaiting his court date in November.
The Department of Communications has confirmed that the man has been removed from his position:
"The accused has since been summarily dismissed as he made himself guilty of gross misconduct by intentionally misleading the organisation and stating under oath that he had never been convicted of any criminal offence."
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Meanwhile, Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has demanded action to be taken against those who appointed him despite his record:
"The Post Office heads of human resources, as well as security and investigations, have been placed on precautionary suspension while the investigation is proceeding."
Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema had vowed to take the government on for allowing a convicted criminal to enjoy employment, allowing the predator access to potential prey.
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