An African National Congress (ANC) employee, Kgoerano Kekana, who was allegedly sexually harassed by ANC national spokesperson, Pule Mabe, has spoken out following the clearing of Mabe by an internal ANC committee of sexual harassment charges.
Kekana has labelled the internal party panel that heard her case as having given way to toxic masculinity, misogyny and patriarchy.
She states that only one of eight witnesses who would have corroborated her testimony were called by the panel and that she, as the victim, had to go to great lengths to explain herself.
In a statement, she says she is exploring other avenues to get relief.
“The other question which I am posing to myself, and to which if I’m given an opportunity to ask, Ill ask the panel given another chance – what kind of evidence were you looking for because as a person or woman, so what did they want from me, did they want me to show them finger-prints on my body -or CCTV footage in there because even from the testimony which was given by other witnesses, none of them has placed me outside the room for the mere fact that they even say its not even allowed on staff workers room, so all these things that they have said, how do they come to the determination that there isn’t any evidence.”
Statement by Kgoerano Kekana on being harassed by ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe. pic.twitter.com/bCD7Ud39jM
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