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ancSowetanLive reports that the internal enquiry of ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe and his former personal assistant (PA) got under way on Wednesday, with the victim’s boyfriend by her side to give her support.  

The regional chairperson of the ANC Youth League’s greater Alexandra branch, Thabang Ledige, was also present and commented:  “We are here to show support to one of our own who has been sexually harassed by a senior leader of the ANC, Pule Mabe, and to also speak against the issues of sexual harassment in the workplace.”  The 26-year-old female PA has accused Mabe of sexual harassment, cutting her salary and emotionally abusing her when she rebuffed his sexual advances on at least two occasions.  The victim wrote a 14-page letter to the ANC’s deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte describing her period in Mabe’s office as “the most difficult four months”.  Mabe has since taken special leave.  The inquiry was still under way late on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Read Neo Goba’s full report in this regard at SowetanLive


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