Since discovering that magistrates in Lesotho are paid a salary roughly equal to those of petrol attendants in SA — though without tips or any extras, of course — I have been interested in stories about the employment conditions of the people who fill our cars.

This particular case concerns self-funded compulsory training. An employee of Engen Barbeque Downs, Ngwato Lekgau, put the wrong fuel into a customer’s vehicle in December 2017. Engen covered the repair costs of more than R2,000. But what was to be done about Lekgau?

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