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Eskom reveals name of 'mystery' woman

By unknown | May 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

Eskom has identified Lonnica Hlalaphi Mlotshwa of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, as the second woman who has been sharing a pension payout with Zanele Mnisi of Mayflower, also in Mpumalanga, whose husband died in 2006 while working for Eskom.

Mnisi called Sowetan last week to complain that a "mystery" woman was sharing her late husband's money with her.

She said that Eskom had since 2006 refused to reveal the woman's name, saying the details were confidential.

Mnisi and the mystery woman have been sharing R2731 a month and Eskom initially refused to reveal the name of Mnisi's second wife.

"Employees are at liberty to nominate their beneficiaries but the company is not in a position to reveal personal information to third parties," the company said last week.

But yesterday the company did an about-turny.

Pension fund spokesman Jerry Buthanesaid: "After Mnisi's death Lonnica Hlalaphi Mlotshwa submitted a certified copy of a letter to confirm that lobolo had been paid to her.

"The dead man's mother submitted an affidavit stating that her dead son was married to Mlotshwa and referring to Lonnica as the deceased's second wife.

"Based on this information the fund divided the pension between the two widows as required in terms of the rules," he said.


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