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ancCity Press reports that Pule Mabe’s sexual harassment accuser is set to get R50,000 in back pay after the ANC settled with her before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

Kgoerano Kekana is no longer working as personal assistant to Mabe, who is the party’s national spokesperson.  She has since taken a new job in the ANC’s Johannesburg region at Masa House, as ordered by the ANC’s internal grievance panel that cleared Mabe in February.  Mabe voluntarily stepped aside from his duties while the dispute was being considered and he returned to work last Monday.  Those close to the CCMA process said all parties took a decision not to interrogate the merits of the sexual harassment allegations because the matter was under investigation by the police.  According to the CCMA settlement agreement, the ANC undertook to reimburse Kekana “the salary difference from November 2018 to March 31 2019 in the amount of R10,000 per month”, in other words a total of R50,000 by the end of this month.  Kekana’s legal representative, Advocate Brenda Madumise, said she went back to work prior the CCMA sitting, after having asked for and been granted a transfer.  “The matter of Mr Mabe sexually harassing my client is being dealt with by the police,” Madumise said.  Mabe has separately lodged a fraud case against Kekana relating to the allegedly “false” academic qualifications on her CV.

  • Read the full original of Setumo Stone’s report on this story at City Press

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