'Bullied' manager quoted verses from the Old Testament
Parliamentary manager Lennox Garane‚ who shot himself at work after being bullied by a manager‚ referred to four verses from the Old Testament book of Job in his suicide note.
The note from Garane‚ 57‚ a section manager in parliament’s international relations and protocol division‚ was handed to mourners at a memorial service.
Headed “It’s A Protest Suicide”‚ it described how his life became a misery after a former ANC MP was appointed as his manager.
The verses quoted in it were:
- “Mortals‚ born of woman‚ are of few days and full of trouble.”
- “They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows‚ they do not endure.”
- “Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgement?”
- “Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!”
— Job 4: 1-4
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