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Sex-for-jobs scandal: Names to be revealed

A probe into allegations that EC officials demanded sex from interns is about to be concluded.

A probe into allegations that EC officials demanded sex from interns is about to be concluded.

CAPE TOWN - The names of provincial government officials allegedly involved in a sex-for-jobs scandal in the Eastern Cape may be revealed next week.

An investigation into the claims was launched earlier this year, when several interns alleged they had been strong-armed into sleeping with high ranking officials.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) in the province says 10 of its members have also come forward claiming to have been sexually harassed.

Nehawu Eastern Cape said the sex for jobs claims are being taken seriously.

Speaker in the provincial legislature, Noxolo Kiviet, established a team of four people, including a retired judge to look into the matter.

The Democratic Alliance's Athol Trollip has called on government to take whatever steps necessary to eradicate exploitation.

"I informed the Premier and the speaker that this is a matter which is a source of great embarrassment to the government."

Kiviet's report is expected at the end of this month, while two more investigations by the Premier and the department of local government continues.

(Editd by Leeto M Khoza)

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