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Nehawu threatens to strike over ANC member accused of sexual harassment

The union says it will strike if Phumelele Ndamase is installed as a member of the EC Provincial Legislature.

Nehawu. Picture: Nehawu.
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Local Politics

CAPE TOWN - Eastern Cape Legislature employees are unhappy that an African National Congress (ANC) politician implicated in a so-called ‘sex-for-jobs’ scandal is reportedly up for a seat in the Legislature.

The National Health Education & Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) members staged a protest at the Legislature yesterday demanding the ANC reconsiders its plan to nominate Phumelele Ndamase for a vacant seat.

An investigation found the former secretary of the Legislature had made sexual advances to juniors in exchange for jobs.

The workers have threatened to go on strike if Phumelele Ndamase is installed as a member of the Eastern Cape Legislature.

The group has submitted a petition to ANC Chief Whip Mzoleli Mrara and Legislature speaker Noxolo Kiviet.

In it, they allege the legislative house was in disarray when Ndamase was secretary because he abused his power.

It further states it would be improper for him to return after being implicated in the scandal.

Ndamase has previously taken the Legislature to court to prevent it from publishing the investigation’s report.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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