Jan. 19, 2023


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MKM boss kicks employees out of his property

MKM boss kicks employees out of his property

MKM boss, Lebuajoang Thebe-ea-khale

Story highlights

    The suspended workers demand their unpaid salaries and terminal benefits
    Cash-strapped Thebe-ea-khale accuses his employees of disrupting his business

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MANAGING Director of MKM, Lebuajoang Thebe-ea-khale who is embroiled in a legal fight with his suspended employees over their unpaid salaries and terminal benefits is said to have evicted some of those workers out of the company houses located around Maseru.

The residential homes in question are located in Maseru West, Sebaboleng, Khubetsoana, and Ha Thetsane.

The embattled entrepreneur is alleged to have also threatened to throw the workers' furniture out of his property.

One of the disgruntled employees, Tšoanelo Ranthamane said Thebe-ea-khale personally ordered him to vacate the company house he is currently occupying.

Ranthamane is one of the workers who was suspended from work without getting paid in December last year.
“Mr Thebe-ea-khale went to the house in my absence and found my wife and told her to inform me that he wanted me to vacate the premises immediately if I did now want to be thrown out.

“When I arrived home over the weekend, I found cut trees all over the yard, blocking my way into the compound. I had to remove them in order to have access to the house. Mr Thebe-ea-khale has also threatened to throw my furniture out of his house and even demolish that house if I don’t leave.”

But Ranthamane cannot leave Thebe-ea-khale’s property because he has not yet received his terminal benefits.

“I do not have any money, so I cannot leave this place. Last December when we got suspended, we were promised an allowance of M500 while our terminal benefits were being processed. Still, to date, we have not received anything,” he said, adding that life has been difficult since then for him and his family.

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Approached for comment, Thebe-ea-khale was adamant that he wanted the suspended workers out of his property.
''These people decided to block the main entrance of the company and in the process disrupted my business,” he said.

He claimed he is unable to give the workers their due benefits as his company is under a liquidation process and the matter is being handled by the courts.

MKM employees have sought the intervention of the Labour Court after the cash-strapped company failed to pay their salaries and benefits.

The court will hear the case on January 31. - LeNA



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