A Chinese employer forces an employee to cut and deskin a dead dog as punishment for reporting his company to inspectors of the Department of Employment and Labour.

A rogue Chinese employer has been reported to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for and the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) for one of the most cruel and dastardly acts against an animal and a traumatized worker in the KwaZulu Natal province.

The employer, Mike Fung owns a family store in the area of Harding in northern KZN. The DEL, since 2019 has issued a compliance order to the employer for breaching the following labour legislations: the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIF), Unemployment Insurance Contribution Act, and the Sectoral Determination No.9.

Instead of complying with the order from the DEL, this employer took the criminal route of blaming the employee whose name is known to us to cut and skin a dead dog because he is suspected to be the one who brought DEL inspectors to his premises.

SACCAWU is consulting its lawyers in contemplation of opening up a criminal case against this cruel employer. Hundreds of thousands of workers in the retail sector work in the most dehumanized conditions in this country. They have firsthand experience of harassment, criminality and being reduced to objects of various abuses at the hand of big and small employers, especially family stores who have no regard for our Constitution.

For more information please call

Mathew Ndlovu

SACCAWU Regional Secretary

KwaZulu Natal

082 336 9245

031 304 1956/031 305 6505



Sithembele Tshwete

Head: Research and Media

South African Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU)

(011) 403 8333

073 956 3108 or 082 336 5363