Lioli fire top official

Lioli fire top official

MASERU – Econet Premier League giants Lioli are at loggerheads with communications and marketing manager Motlatsi Mofokeng after they terminated his salary and benefits last month.
Mofokeng told thepost on Wednesday that he received a letter ending his contract after Lioli’s new executive committee was elected in July.
Mofokeng said he was told the club is going to implement a new structure and he no longer has a role to play at the Teyateyaneng giants. He said he expected terminal benefits and an explanation as to why he was being fired but did not get either.

The letter informing Mofokeng of his contract termination allowed him to serve notice for the month of July which officially ended on Wednesday.
Mofokeng said he is expecting a salary for his services but has heard the club do not intend on paying him as they say he has not been working during his notice period.
Mofokeng said after receiving the letter ending his contract he wrote back to the club’s management asking them to address his benefits and he vowed to take Lioli to the Directorate of Dispute Prevention and Resolution (DPPR) if they did not.
He claimed ‘Tse Nala’ never responded to his letter.

“Lioli’s committee terminated my contract saying according to their new implemented structure I do not have a position,” Mofokeng told thepost.
“The document was sent to me by members of the new committee. I expected an explanation when my contract was terminated on when I will get my terminal benefits but they did not.”
An upset Mofokeng said he is disappointed at how Lioli have handled the matter.
“I wrote back (to Lioli’s management) and told them I accepted their termination and also told them to address my terminal benefits failing which I will take the matter to DDPR but they never responded on it,” he said.
“I also expect them to pay me my salary as I was still serving my notice, but I heard they said they will not pay me my salary since I did not work during my notice. I am no a member of Lioli and I was never a member because natively i am from Likila (Butha-Buthe),” Mofokeng added.

Contacted for comment, Lioli’s general manager, Hlalele Matobako, acknowledged ‘Tse Nala’ sent a letter to Mofokeng terminating his contract and that the contract officially ended on July 31.
However, he said Lioli also expect to sit down with Mofokeng and negotiate with him.
Matobako said the club’s new executive committee headed by Mokheseng Tekateka want to have a marketing person and a public relations officer that are in the office on a daily basis and that is why they were going to negotiate with Mofokeng.

“If (Mofokeng) can be nice enough to show you the letter that was sent to him you will see it says we will negotiate with him after his contract and that the contract is ending (on July 31); therefore, we expect to sit-down with him and see if we agree,” Matobako said.
“As for the benefits, I am not going to comment on speculations (that he is not going to be paid),” the Lioli general manager added.
“After he was sent the letter we received a letter from him saying he is taking us to DPPR.”

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