Working from home gone wrong, topless employee to be reprimanded

Working from home gone wrong, topless employee to be reprimanded

- A Public Works and Infrastructure employee is in hot water after attending an online meeting barely clad

- The employee, identified as Christopher Mulaudzi, attended a virtual meeting topless

- The trend to wear the most comfortable things while working from home has become popular during the lockdown

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The Covid-19 virus has transformed the working environment and fast-tracked the digitisation of the work space. Thousands of organisations all over the world have taken to platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to get their work done.

What this also means is that employees can now work in the comfort of their own homes without putting any formal clothes on. While this can be comfortable, it can also be disastrous and this was the case for one Public Works and Infrastructure employee.

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has issued an apology to the Joint Portfolio Committee Chairpersons and the public after one of its officials was caught topless during an online meeting.

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On Thursday during a virtual portfolio committee meeting for the Department of Public Works, one of the officials, whose screen name identified him as Christopher Mulaudzi, attended the meeting while topless in bed.

The footage from the meeting was then shared on social media and sparking a trend in the ever so famous "nip slip" moment epitomised by various celebrities such as Janet Jackson and Kourtney Kardashian.

In a statement, the department condemned the official’s actions and said the incident was viewed in a serious light, said Sowetanlive.

Director General of the department Sam Vukela said:

"The official was caught on video laying on the bed, topless and wearing only shorts while the meeting was in session, a behaviour which the department strongly condemns as it undermined the decorum of the meeting,” said the director-general of the department.

Vukela said they have referred the matter to the CEO of the Independent Development Trust to look further into to determine the appropriate corrective measures to be taken

In April, the Guardian reported that Good Morning America reporter Will Reeve hosted a show while only wearing a shirt and a blazer and the camera accidentally exposed him not wearing any pants.

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