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solidariteitCape Times reports that Western Cape deputy commissioner for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Freddie Engelbrecht, faces possible disciplinary action over his role in a Solidarity delegation to the UN.  

Sources in the department charge that Engelbrecht, who is a member of Solidarity, had gone to the UN in Switzerland to agitate that sanctions be imposed against SA over the government's employment equity laws.  Solidarity made a presentation at a meeting of the UN’s committee for the eradication of all forms of discrimination, but Solidarity CE Dirk Hermann insisted that no call had been made for sanctions to be imposed on the government.  Engelbrecht is adamant the department cannot take action against him because he had gone to Switzerland in his private capacity.

  • Read this report by Quinton Mtyala in full at Cape Times


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