Judgment expected in NCC case

Judgment is expected in the labour case of NCC's Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi vs DTI.

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

JOHANNESBURG - The Minister of Trade and Industry's office said on Thursday it cannot comment on a damning report it received about the state of the National Consumer Commission (NCC) as it was expecting judgment in Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi's labour court fight on Friday.

The report was submitted to the Minister of Trade and Industry in July and is a highly critical assessment of the NCC.

Mohlala-Mulaudzi said she has written to the minister about the report and is awaiting a response.

Minister Rob Davies' spokesperson said he cannot comment on the report which is highly critical of the NCC, only because the labour court is expected to rule on Mohlala-Mulaudzi's matter.

She went to the court after the minister advertised her position as vacant in a Sunday newspaper.

The court previously ruled that although her contract ends in the beginning of September, the minister must consult with her about why he intended advertising the position.

In the damning report, the Competition Tribunal gives the impression that the commission is highly dysfunctional, compromising the interests of consumers and even breaking the law.

But Mohlala-Mulaudzi has slammed the document saying it was written with political intentions and is aimed at discrediting her.