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Tshwane metro recruits refuse to cut hair: Report

By Sapa | Jun 11, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 13 ]

A court has ordered the Tshwane metro to reinstate two woman recruits who were kicked out of a police training course for refusing to cut their hair, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

Suzanne Terry of Môregloed and Elizna Rochelle of Mollendorf in Eersterust secured the order in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Tshwane had ended its training agreement with the two student constables on May 22 because the pair ignored an order to cut their hair short.

Their instructor Ramatsimele Ndlovu then forcibly cut their hair on the parade ground last December.

Ndlovu has since been fired after a disciplinary hearing.

Tshwane had argued that both male and female recruits were told on December 2, when training started, that those with long hair needed to cut it short and that men needed to shave off their beards.

But the court declared it was irregular to end the training contract with the two woman and made a cost order against Tshwane, Beeld reported.

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Kenwamorula

if you don't like discipline y do u wanna join....this is ill discipline at its best

Jun 11, 2014 11:22 | 0 replies

TheRealMsKinks

Tough one, as an employer you want a certain level of decorum from your employees but the constitution proves otherwise #sigh#

Jun 11, 2014 11:22 | 0 replies

lule

LOL you want to be a police officer and already defying the odds......trying to imagine being stopped by a Hashim Amla look alike police officer or Nicki Minaj hairstyle police woman.

Jun 11, 2014 11:25 | 0 replies

Grid_lock

our country is really becoming a joke, this laws needed to be amended in every aspect. i remember a colleague last year came to work drunk and when they tried to dismiss him, he took them to CCMA. the verdict was that the company had 1st had rehabilitate the employee cause clearly he had a drinking problem. labour laws suck big time. protects the employees more than anything. wonder who makes laws in the republic, every law nje protects the wrong person.

Jun 11, 2014 11:41 | 0 replies

Uppercut

They should have enforced that when training began if that is appearance expectation from the police. why wait six months before enforcing it doesn't make sense no wonder he was dismissed.

Jun 11, 2014 11:42 | 0 replies

BaasThabo2

Shem instructor Ndlovu one a itira seganka a segasega meriri ya bana ba bang , kganthe yene o tlo tlhagela ke dithata.

Jun 11, 2014 11:44 | 0 replies

Shredder

What is this world coming to? Colour'eds!! SMH

Jun 11, 2014 12:25 | 1 replies

RobinX

OK Let's not go there, ok?

Jun 11, 2014 1:1 | 1 replies
Jun 11, 2014 1:50 | 0 replies

JTumelo

Black Africans will always undermine themselves and can never be mentally free. So black African should always have shot hair its slave mentality. I love my Natural black African hair and I go to work with my african pride and one of the best workers.

Jun 11, 2014 12:39 | 0 replies

JTumelo

The funny thing is that most people who hate black African hair do not even their own original.

Jun 11, 2014 12:41 | 0 replies

kakadenamanje

Black Africans? since when do we have black or white africans?

Jun 11, 2014 1:48 | 1 replies

Shredder

He is trying to accommodate sinudeity.

Jun 11, 2014 2:19 | 0 replies