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gautengThe Star reports that some women employees claim they have been forced to sleep with a senior manager in a sex-for-jobs scandal that has rocked Soweto’s Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital, which opened in 2014.  

A probe into the scandal has also revealed that most of the alleged victims had paid corrupt officials varying amounts to get employment at the medical facility.  At least five female employees currently working at the hospital in Jabavu have allegedly slept with the human resources officer at the centre of the scandal to secure their jobs, while others were allegedly fired for rejecting his advances.  The alleged sex predator’s modus operandi was to target female colleagues facing disciplinary action for having paid to acquire their jobs.  He would then take advantage of their anxiety at the possibility of losing their jobs by allegedly demanding sex from them as a way of avoiding disciplinary processes.  Early this year, the health department launched an investigation into the alleged selling of jobs at the hospital in which five employees were implicated.  It is still unknown how the investigation was concluded.

  • Read this report by Lindile Sifile in full at The Star

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