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Interns expose 'sex for jobs' scandal in EC

Interns in the EC govt have admitted they had sex with senior officials to land their positions.

FILE IMAGE: Interns in the EC govt have admitted they had sex with senior officials to land their positions.

CAPE TOWN - Female interns in the Eastern Cape government have admitted they had sex with senior officials to land their positions.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) says 10 members have come forward with the claims.

The accusations first surfaced in the provincial legislature earlier this year when alleged victims were urged to come forward.

Nehawu Eastern Cape Secretary Xolile Malamela says the sex for jobs claims are being taken seriously.

The Premier's office appointed a task team which will investigate all government departments around these allegations."

Malamela says most of the female interns who complained are Nehawu members.

It's alleged that the contracts of interns who refused to have sex with officials were not renewed.

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