Samuel Buthelezi's package of R3000 after toiling for 33 years has been criticised by a consumer protection group.
Chairman of the Grassroots Communities Residents' Rights Protection Organisation, Johannes Leisegang, described what happened to Buthelezi as "unfair".
"It is disturbing that at this stage of our democracy vulnerable people are still treated this way," said Leisegang.
Based in Eldorado Park, Leisegang's organisation fights for the rights of vulnerable people like pensioners.
He said it was unfair of the company not to have informed Buthelezi of the implications of not making contributions to a pension fund just because he was uneducated.
Leisegang said Buthelezi's rights as an employee were violated by his bosses. - Penwell Dlamini