Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa’s former domestic worker Mpho Koetsi (40) has described her as an ‘evil and heartless boss’ who is hard to work for after she was shown the door for gossiping about her a week ago.usinesswoman and television actress
According to the City Press Mpho Koetsi who has been working for the actress and her husband DJ Black Coffee since January 2018, claims that Mbali Mlotshwa fired her last Friday after accusing her of gossiping about her to Black Coffee and his mother and replaced her with another worker on the spot.
The paper also reports that Mpho Koetsi, who lives in Pimville, Soweto, claimed the accusations were sparked by her being on speaking terms with Mbali Mlotshwa’s mother-in-law and DJ Black Coffee.
Now Mpho is dragging Mlotshwa to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) and is demanding R100 000 for unfair dismissal.
Dumisani Mavundla, the CCMA’s head of external communication told the City Press that the commission could not comment on the matter.
“However, the CCMA can confirm that there is a case [GAJB 26390-19] and the matter is scheduled for December 9 at 2pm. All CCMA awards are issued in accordance with the merits of each case in line with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act,” said Mavundla in a statement.
Last week Mbali Mlotshwa and DJ Black Coffee also confirmed their divorce and that they have been trying to work out things in private for almost a year.
Mpho told the paper that Black Coffee and his mother used to call on her phone every time they wanted to speak to the kids or when he was abroad.
“He would call on my phone to check on the children and ask if they needed anything. So speaking to them was my sin,” Mpho told the paper.
“At no stage would I gossip about Mbali. She was my boss and as someone working for her, I made sure I did not interfere in her marriage.
“But she became paranoid with everyone shortly after she started having problems with her husband.
“Mbali stopped greeting us and started monitoring us and eavesdropping when we received phone calls,” she said.
Mpho Koetsi added that she was not speaking out because she wanted to embarrass Mlotshwa but she wanted people to know the actress was not an innocent woman as she portrayed herself to be in public.
“I don’t have any beef with her. I respected her and worked very hard to the best of my abilities. I’m heartbroken because of the unfair dismissal,” she said.