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sabcNews24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has suspended alleged perpetrators who were identified in the report of its commission of inquiry into sexual harassment.  

Those implicated include alleged "sex-for-jobs" perpetrators.  They have been served with requisite notices to afford them an opportunity to make written submissions as to why they believe the preliminary suspensions should not be made final.  Some of those implicated are managers at the public broadcaster.  The commission's report also identified additional employees who might have been complicit by either aiding or abetting sexual harassment, through their acts of omission or commission.  "The SABC is in the process of formulating charges (against those complicit) in line with HR policies and legislation," the broadcaster's spokesperson Neo Momodu said.  The commission also found that the SABC was complicit in some cases, accusing the broadcaster of being oblivious to infringements of its sexual harassment policies.  It is presently unclear how many alleged perpetrators have been suspended, and which positions of management some of them hold.

  • Read Pelane Phakgadi’s original report in this regard in full at News24

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