EFF protest unfair dismissal at Ramaphosa-owned farm

EFF protest unfair dismissal at Ramaphosa-owned farm

- A handful of EFF members are protesting at the Ntaba Nyoni Estate in Badplaas, which belongs to President Cyril Ramaphosa

- The EFF is demanding that 6 workers be reinstated after being dismissed for allegedly stealing fertiliser

- The workers denied the allegations and said they were dismissed before they could make their case

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A handful of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members from Mpumalanga, have gathered outside the Ntaba Nyoni Estate in Badplaas. The estate is a cattle farm which belongs to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The EFF members are protesting what it calls the unfair dismissal of six workers at the farm. The six were dismissed after they allegedly stole fertiliser.

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The workers have denied the allegation and said they were removed from the farm before they could make their case and defend themselves.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the farm is one of Ramaphosa’s most prized possessions because it houses a herd of expensive and much sought-after Ugandan Ankole Cattle.

The cattle are known for their sweeping horns, according to reports, the herd has about 100 head of cattle. Ramaphosa was so enamoured with the Ankola breed that he spent a small fortune on an artificial insemination programme.

The dismissed workers told the SABC that the farm manager, known only as Mr Kobus, is a racist. The workers also claim that many cases of abuse take place at the farm.

The EFF has handed over a memorandum to the management team of the farm. The situation at the farm is understood to be tense but calm, police are currently on the scene.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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