Employer given jailtime for assaulting domestic worker.
Updated: Aug 1, 2018
After verbally abusing and beating her unconscious, Cobus de Klerk begged Siyamthanda Dube not to go to the police. "What are you going to tell them? You've got nothing but your black ass." She refused to be intimidated, and justice was served.
After several grueling days of testifying in court, and bravely standing up to nasty lies and accusations, Izwi member Siyamthanda Dube has won the case of assault against her employer. He was sentenced with 6 months in prison or a large fine.
A big thanks to Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) and Casual Workers Advice Office for their invaluable support.
For more details on the case, see the media coverage below:
ENCA News: https://www.enca.com/south-africa/watch-domestic-worker-describes-how-boss-beat-her
Power FM with Ayabonga Cawe: https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/siyamthanda-dube-domestic-worker-domestic-worker-exploitation-in-south-africa