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'Walter's a dictator'

By unknown | Feb 20, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Zenoyise Madikwa

Zenoyise Madikwa

Television personality Walter Mokoena, who publishes soccer magazine Soccer Arena, says he is not perturbed by the staff exodus that has hit his publication.

The latest person to leave is his old friend and senior contributor David Kekana, who resigned last month.

A source told Sowetan that the two had a fallout because of Mokoena's "dictatorship and rudeness".

Kekana's resignation followed that of the editor, Sandile Mchunu, who walked out in November.

His departure brings to six the number of staffers who have left in the past few months.

An unmoved Mokoena said yesterday: "People who do not want to work must go and give way to those who want to work. I have scores of CVs of talented people who want to work for me. The magazine has even improved since these resignations."

Asked about the accusations that he was a dictator who treated his staff badly, Mokoena said: "So what if I am a dictator? It is my publication and my concept. I am not Father Christmas. People have to earn their keep."

Kekana denied that he had a fallout with Mokoena, and said he had other business interests to pursue.

"There is nothing sinister about my resignation. I am still friends with Walter. I had to resign because working for him was taking a lot of my time."


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