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SANParksCape Times reports that according to a police report, the woman who accused disgraced SA National Parks (SANParks) chief executive officer Fundisile Mketeni of assault and sexual harassment was allegedly told that no-one would believe her.

Mketeni was dismissed from the top job earlier this month after an internal probe by SANParks found him guilty of six charges brought against him. The process was chaired by an independent professional and resulted in a ruling and recommended sanction being delivered to the board in May 2022. In an incident which is said to have occurred in May last year, Mketeni is alleged to have invited a woman and her friend to his house at Skukuza staff village, in the Kruger National Park. In the bedroom, Mketeni allegedly closed the door and started touching the complainant inappropriately. After she pushed Mketeni away, he allegedly started insulting her. She managed to open the door and run outside where everyone was. One of the guests allegedly told her to not even think of reporting Mketeni because he was a man in power and he worked with the police so no one would believe her. Mketeni and his co-accused were prosecuted and were found not guilty of the offence at the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court last year. According to sources close to the woman, she was very grateful that SANParks was able to undertake a proper investigation, and justice was served.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Siphokazi Vuso at Cape Times

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