Phathaphatha demands E11 300 from Bunye Betfu
MBABANE - Mbabane Magi-strate Phathaphatha Mdluli has now filed a claim against Bunye Betfu Savings and Credit Cooperative in respect of the duties he performed while he was still the chairman.
Mdluli wants the credit and savings society to pay him E11 300.
"In the circumstances, the defendant (Bunye Betfu Buhle Betfu Savings and Credit Society Limited) is indebted to the plaintiff (Mdluli) in the sum of E11 300 which is amount now due, owing and payable and despite demand, the defendant refused, failed and or neglected to pay the plaintiff the said amount," read part of the summons.
The magistrate said while still the chairman of the organisation, he represented it in a disciplinary hearing at the Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Commission (CMAC) offices in Mbabane, where he spent two hours and thirty minutes and this amounted to E2 500. "Around March 15, 2012 to the March 30 2012, the plaintiff wrote a report for the defendant, which was according to CMAC recommendations which align job descriptions with the staff members using the SAMKHO report.
"The time spent on that report was a period of about 10 days and the amount claimed preparing the said report is the sum of E5 000," he said.
The judicial officer further stated that before he was dismissed from his position as chairman, he had submitted a claim for E3 800 for duties performed in his capacity as chairman of the defendant.
Mdluli stated that he was appointed chairman in October 2011 and was dismissed on May 31, 2012.
He wants the court to issue an order compelling the defendant to pay him E11 300, with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from the date of service of summons to date of the final payment, costs of suit and further and or alternative relief.
The defendant has been ordered that if they allege any exception, they must within five days, deliver it to the clerk of the Mbabane Magistrates Court and to the plaintiff a statement in writing of the grounds and nature thereof.
"If you allege a defence on merits, you must within five days after appearance, so deliver a statement in writing showing the nature and grounds of such defence," read the courts papers filed by Mdluli’s attorneys.