ANC MP accused of flouting labour laws

Lucia Dlephu was employed by Lumka Yengeni to take care of her mother-in-law who lives in Gugulethu.

African National Congress Member of Parliament Lumka Yengeni. Picture: @Lumka_Yengeni

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Lumka Yengeni, who chairs Parliament's portfolio committee on labour, has been accused of flouting several labour laws by her former domestic worker.

Lucia Dlephu was employed by Yengeni to take care of her mother-in-law who suffers from Alzheimer's and lives in Gugulethu.

The Sunday Times is reporting that Dlephu has filed papers against Yengeni with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

The paper says Dlephu took Yengeni to the CCMA after the MP fired her in February.

Dlephu is accusing her former boss of denying her leave and lunch breaks.

She also claims Yengeni fired her after she had gone home to see her family. Yengeni has not responded to the allegations.

A settlement was apparently reached between Yengeni and Dlephu last month.