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Woolworths suspends employee for wearing isiphandla

4 February 2020 1:45 PM
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Traditional healer Gogo Manyosi reflects on why it was wrong to suspend Mathapelo Nkopane for wearing the animal skin wristband.

The Star is reporting that retail giant Woolworths has suspended an employee for wearing a traditional animal skin wristband called isiphandla.

The retailer suspended Mathapelo Nkopane last month and is investigating her for wearing isiphandla since last year March after she performed a traditional ceremony.

Clement Manyathela chats to traditional healer Gogo Manyosi to weigh in on the matter.

Isiphandla is worn as an ancestral representation, honour and pride. So when Woolworths suspends someone for this, citing hygiene, what are we saying to those people that have beards?

Gogo Manyosi, Traditional healer

She says there are other ways that Woolworths could have dealt with the matter and what the retailer did is utterly wrong.

Listen below to the full conversation:


4 February 2020 1:45 PM
Tags:
Woolworths
Suspension
isiphandla

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