EFF threatens Northern Cape education department with legal action

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Northern Cape says it is taking the Provincial Department of Education to court for its alleged failure to act against two senior officials of the department accused of sexual harassment.

Two female staff members have alleged the incidents date back to 2015 and were reported to the departmental authorities but nothing has been done.

One of them spoke to SABC News and detailed how one of the senior officials in the department exposed his private part to her.

The EFF says they have been approached by three victims.

The EFF’s provincial secretary Shadrack Tlhaole says they cannot sit back and watch the lives of the victims being destroyed.

“We are going to take the Department of Education to court for not acting on this problem, on this incident, on these shenanigans that were reported to them for the past five years. For the past five years nothing happened. Especially each and every year if you go to Northern Cape legislature, different members of the executive committee are debating on GBV,” explains Tlhaole.

The video below is reporting on finding new ways of fighting GBV:

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Phathekile Holomisa challenged men to do more to help curb the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide in society.

Holomisa was addressing people at a National Male Conversation Seminar on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide in Pietermaritzburg.

The dialogue was aimed at finding solutions to the scourge of violence in the country.

The dialogue that brought together people from all walks of life aims to find new ways of addressing GBV.

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