PRETORIA – The Commission of Inquiry into alleged improprieties at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on Tuesday heard how a communications manager was allegedly subjected victimisation and indimidation by her superiors.
Nomzamo Petje was appointed PIC Communication Manager in August 2011 but was later demoted to a junior analyst position during a restructuring process.
She told the Commission that she now had to report to people who would have been her juniors and reporting to her in my former position and division. “Therefore, the transfer was nothing but a demotion.”
Petje said: “As a black woman I have been subjected to the worst form of victimisation and intimidation at the hands of my seniors. All this was done to manage me out of the organisation by making my situation unbearable and untenable.”
She told the Commission that at some point she was also told that she was free to leave the company if she wanted to.