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ancNews24 reports that the ANC has invited the public to make an input as the party rushes to finalise its internal sexual harassment policy amid sex scandals that have rocked the organisation.  

Two of its spokespersons, Pule Mabe and Zizi Kodwa, recently stepped down from their responsibilities following allegations of misconduct.  "The African National Congress has embarked on a process to finalise and implement a sexual harassment policy for all its employees across the country.  The development of this policy is a consequence of an internal process where an employee laid a grievance of sexual harassment against her supervisor.  The outcome of that process was, amongst others; a directive by the panel that reviewed the complaint, that the ANC must develop and implement an internal policy on sexual harassment within 90 days of the ruling," the party's acting spokesperson Dakota Legoete indicated.  Explaining why the party needed the public to comment on the policy they were working on, Legoete said in a statement on Sunday:  "This approach is premised on the acknowledgement that the manner in which the ANC, both as leader of society and a governing party, deals with sexual harassment in its internal environment is a public interest issue. Consequently, we invite members of the public to comment on the ANC's draft sexual harassment policy."

  • Read the full original of Poloko Tau’s report on the above at News24


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