The Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) has started hunting for a new managing director to replace Mr Henry Mandishona whom it sacked last November.
But Mr Mandishona is challenging his dismissal and contends that PSMAS cannot fill in the vacant post until the matter is finalised.
PSMAS flighted an internal advertisement this month looking for an MD, head of human resources and head of finance and administration.
“Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates to be considered for the critical and strategic role of managing director.
“Reporting directly to the board of directors, the primary purpose of the managing director’s role is to ensure that the society is run on sound commercial and professional principles and that the society meets its current and future business objectives through the development, implementation and review of appropriate strategies and policies,” read the internal advertisement.
The advertisement also states that potential candidates must be holders of a bachelor’s degree and a post graduate qualification with 15 years experience of which 10 must be in the health sector.
Mr Mandishona yesterday said PSMAS was legally offside.
“Where an employee refers the matter to the labour officer in terms of section 101 (6) of the Labour Act, the employer ceases to have jurisdiction over the matter and cannot proceed to hear the matter,” he said.
PSMAS also advertised the same vacancies this week through a recruitment agent- Proserve. While the internal advert set January 15, 2016 as the deadline for receiving applications, the Proserve one had a January 25, 2016 deadline.