Teboho Loate vs FS SACR labour case postponed

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Today’s court proceedings between the Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) and a suspended employee, Teboho Loate, have been postponed as the SACR failed to submit their answering papers and founding affidavit.

Loate, who served the department as a director and is also the Congress of the People’s national treasurer, was suspended last month for what Cope deemed as “political reasons”.

Cope spokesperson, Pakes Dikgetsi, revealed to Bloemfontein Courant that the provincial department has requested that the matter at the labour court in Braamfontein be postponed to 20 June 2017.

It is alleged that Loate was suspended for attending an anti-Zuma march that was held in Pretoria on 14 April 2017.

Cope has stated that it has also joined as a second applicant “because this matter goes to the heart of defending the constitutional rights of people.”

SACR spokesperson, Tankiso Zola, has not yet commented on the matter at publication time of this article.

Pulane Choane- pulane@centralmediagroup.co.za