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DA confirms sexual harassment complaint against MP

The parliamentarian allegedly forced a DA staffer to touch him inappropriately.

FILE: The woman formally laid the complaint last week. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has confirmed it's received a sexual harassment complaint involving one of its Member of Parliaments (MPs) and a staff member.

The_ Cape Argus _this morning is reporting the parliamentarian allegedly forced a DA staffer to touch him inappropriately during a protest held before the State of the Nation Address.

The woman formally laid the complaint last week.

DA MP James Selfe says an investigation into the incident is underway.

"I think it will be premature to give out the details of the incident since the matter is still subject of investigation. I have received a complaint."

Selfe says he has referred the matter to the DA's internal disciplinary structures.

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