Civil servant abandons' job
NHLANGANO - There is mystery over the whereabouts of a male civil servant who is attached to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Sonnyboy Mamba who is based in Nhlangano has not been at work since early last month.
Senior Extension Officer (SMO) in the Ministry of Agriculture (Nhla-ngano offices), Gcinase Mabuza, said they were investigating the matter
Mabuza said she recently dispatched a team to the officer’s parental homestead on a fact finding mission as part of the investigation.
She further disclosed that the team was also tasked with seeking reasons or an explanation of why the officer had been absconding.
His mother, Minah Mamba, confirmed that the team arrived at the homestead investigating the matter but referred them to the Hlathikulu Police Station where his son’s wife is based for queries as she had no knowledge of his whereabouts.
"I only got to know through my daughter-in-law Nonhlanhla that my son was overseas. She told us he was in Canada for a better job and when we asked her why he did not inform us about this, she said he feared doing it himself. His wife recently assured us that he was fine and they are in constant contact. What bothers me though is why doesn’t he call and tell us where he is because we keep referring people to his wife for answers," Mamba said.
The civil servant’s wife, Nonhla-nhla, has alleged he is now working in South Africa.
During a brief interview on Saturday, Nonhlanhla, said her husband was now working for a food processing company in South Africa after failing to acquire a work permit in Canada.
"He is now working in South Africa for a food processing company after not getting a work permit in Canada. As we speak I am presently at a mall in South Africa and have come to check on him. Please call me after three hours as I will be with him," Nonhlanhla said before hanging up.
She did not answer her mobile phone when called after the three hours on Saturday and also did not respond to a text message sent to her on same day.
She was called yesterday afternoon and asked to be excused as she was on her way back to Swaziland from South Africa.
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