A 48-year-old man who is bubbling with life has revealed how his supervisor insists he is dead and doesn’t want to see him.
The South African man identified as Lawrence Shongoane, used to work for a security company as a guard..
In January last year, a strange insect, which he could not describe, stung him on his left eye. The eye got swollen and Lawrence started feeling dizzy. He went to see a doctor and was admitted to hospital in Brits, North West.
He said he phoned his boss to inform him. His condition got worse and one eye became infected, and he experienced short-term memory loss.
He spent months in ICU. He said when he recovered, he phoned his supervisor, who allegedly told him that it couldn’t be him as he was dead.
Lawrence said he asked his supervisor to look at his medical report, but the supervisor refused, saying he couldn’t talk to a ghost.
“I have now found out that immediately after talking to my boss, the company submitted letters and documents to the Department of Labour saying I had not reported for work since December 2016,” he said.
Lawrence said he approached the labour department and was advised to lay a complaint of fraud.