'Boer Bass Tried To Kill Me'

A heavily drunk ‘bass’ tried to kill his ‘boy’ with a knife at work after driving at high speed within the company premises that stock inflammable liquids, a disciplinary hearing at a fuel and logistics company, Grindrod Petrologics, heard last week.

The revelations of threats to kill, coming to work drunk, and driving at above-the-limit speed within the premises forced the convener of the disciplinary proceedings, Bikini Leburu, who is also the human resources officer at the same company, to suspend the case and consult with superiors based in South Africa on the way forward.Fuel and logistics company Grindrod Petrologistics is hearing 35 cases from the truck drivers they suspended in August for stealing fuel.

But it is the evidence of one of the dismissed workers, Jobe Matshediso, which put his accuser and boss, Gerhard Pelser, a contract manager, on the spotlight. The evidence is now threatening to destroy the career of the same boss who apparently reported the employees for stealing.Matshediso narrated how on that fateful day, his boss, heavily drunk, assaulted him with a knife, trying to kill him. Matshediso claimed he was saved by a 20 litre water container that he was carrying in his car, which he said, he repeatedly used as a shield to block the knife swings which left the container heavily peppered from the stabs.Matshediso told the hearing how he was requested to sweep the matter under the carpet and that it would be attended to.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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