DA reports Lumka Yengeni to Parly Ethics Committee

The DA's Ian Ollis says the party wants a Parliamentary probe into Lumka Yengeni's actions.

ANC MP Lumka Yengeni. Picture: @Lumka_Yengeni.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it's reporting an African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MP) to Parliament's Ethics Committee over reports she flouted labour laws and mistreated her domestic worker.

Lumka Yengeni, who chairs the Labour Portfolio Committee, is accused of breaching legislation by among other things not supplying an employment contract or pay slip and failing to grant leave.

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

Before she was fired, Yengeni's employee allegedly had to work on public holidays, without double pay, and was not given time off for working extra hours.

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

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

The DA's Ian Ollis says the party wants a Parliamentary probe into Yengeni's actions.

"The ethics committee has the mandate to investigate from an ethical point of view, in other words it's not a court of law where you would find someone guilty of a crime, but you can investigate if someone has broken an oath of office."