It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA. If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds. To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu. To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.
If these allegations by ex Justice William Heath are true, this is going to be a huge scandal. Money qoute:
Speaking on Moneyweb Radio Monday night, Heath painted a picture of how the police, steered by controversial national commissioner Jackie Selebi not only failed to act on evidence given to them, but appeared to purposely bungle the investigation into Kebble’s death. Selebi is (or certainly was) a friend of Agliotti.
Judge Heath, of course, is not coming to the party with a spotless reputation. He was after all employed by Kebble in an attempt provide a veneer of respectability to his operation.BACK TO TOP