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ancIndependent News reports that the ANC has indicated that it would push for immediate criminal prosecution of employees who were implicated in allegations of rape and sexual assault.  

On Sunday, the party released for public comment its draft employee policies on sexual harassment and bullying.  Two of its spokespersons, Pule Mabe and Zizi Kodwa, recently stepped down from their responsibilities following allegations of sexual misconduct.  The draft policy indicates in respect of allegations of rape and sexual assault that the victims must be immediately advised and assisted to report the matter to the police.  “Whether such an allegation is made by a fellow employee, an ANC member, or any other person, whether it has been formally reported to the police or not, the matter shall immediately be referred to the Integrity Commission, to determine whether the actions of the employee have undermined the integrity of the party or brought the organisation into disrepute, and to make a ruling,” the policy reads.  The ANC advised that its NEC would adopt the policy this month.  Acting national spokesperson Dakota Legoete said discussions with the ANC Women’s League and party staff at provincial and national level were currently under way to ensure that their input was considered.

  • Read the full original of Siviwe Feketha’s report on the above at Independent News

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