Juliet Mhango, Cell C chief of Human Resources, has stepped down at the troubled mobile phone company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Cell C, which is 45% owned by JSE-listed telecoms firm, could announce Mhango’s resignation on Monday, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.
Furthermore, TechFinancials has also learnt that Prince Mphogo, an Executive of Employee Relations, has also resigned.
Karin Fourie, Cell C’s spokesperson, said in an email response late on Friday that the rumours are not true.
Mhango and her team have been under severe pressure from workers and unions regarding several issues at the company.
She started her tenure with Cell C on 1 September 2017. She joined Cell C from Life Healthcare, where she was Group HR Executive since 2015.
Meanwhile, the sources also added that there is also a petition currently circulating among Cell C’s top management who were not paid the bonuses the chiefs paid themselves.
Fourie said this rumour was also not true.
Cell C has suspended close to 1300 workers and is threatening to fire them for demanding their bonuses, while acting CEO and top executives are smiling all the way to the bank.
On Tuesday, Cell C threatened to sue the Information Communication and Technology Union (ICTU), which represents close to 1 300 striking workers in the mobile phone company.
The company, which is at loggerheads with the union, also threatened to dismiss employees engaged in an ‘unprotected strike’.