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SekhukhuneCity Press reports that a civil servant whose senior managers brushed off her sexual harassment complaints against her immediate supervisor for eight years has now had to apply for a protection order.  

The (unnamed) 44-year-old government employee in the labour relations unit in the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo applied for the protection order against the institution’s (also unnamed) corporate services director at the end of March.  The executive mayor has apparently only now referred the matter to the municipal manager for urgent attention.  The employee’s interim protection order warns the supervisor against intimidation and threats of dismissal from work, sexual harassment and any other related harassment, and against insulting or scolding her.  Ronald Mani, deputy secretary of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in Limpopo, said they had called on the district management “to act decisively and suspend the alleged sexual predator” to stop him from intimidating potential witnesses.

  • Read this report by Sizwe Sama Yende in full at City Press

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