Former parliamentary budget office employee Sean Muller appeared before the CCMA in Cape Town on Thursday to cross-examine staff from Parliament on the circumstances surrounding his unsuccessful application for a promotion at the legislature. The former Parliament employee, who says he was sidelined for refusing to do MPs’ homework, was told at a CCMA hearing that he did not get the highest score in a recruitment process. In 2016 he alleged that he was overlooked for a promotion because he refused to do favours for MPs, including Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen. The alleged favours included assisting MPs with academic assignments and writing speeches. Muller represented himself at the CCMA cross-examination on Thursday morning. He sought to find gaps in the recruitment and appointment process for the deputy director position. He asked Parliament’s human resources official, Shanaaz Gabier, about the circumstances surrounding the recruitment and...

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