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newsANA reports that Enoch Mgijima Municipality in the Eastern Cape advised on Tuesday that it had received no alleged cases of "sex for jobs" within its Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP).  

Municipality spokesperson Gcobani Msindwana said the allegations were investigated by the municipality's community services directorate, but that the probe did not go anywhere as no one came forward to register a case.  An engagement was also had with Department of Public Works on the matter as the EPWP function resided with them.  Msindwana said workers were encouraged to come forth and report cases, and they could be rest assured that their identity would be protected.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday alleged sex for jobs, sex for housing and sex for votes were practices happening in the Eastern Cape and across the country.  At a press conference, the DA's women's network chairperson, Georgina Faldtman, said she had became aware of "sex for jobs" in EPWP in Komani at the Enoch Mgijima Municipality in the province.  She stated that while she was on the campaign trail, three women had approached her to tell her their stories.  They said they had slept with local municipal officials to receive RDP houses.  The DA has written to the Commission for Gender Equality to request an immediate investigation.

  • Read the full original of Raahil Sain’s report on this story at Independent News

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