sexual harassment

Wits professor fired for sexual harassment

A senior Wits University professor has been fired after the institution’s Gender Equity Office found him guilty of sexual harassment. The professor had been on leave since September 2016 while he was being investigated, after three of his junior female colleagues laid a complaint against him. They colleagues had accused[…]

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Fransman calls for quick prosecution

Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) leader Marius Fransman’s return to politics hangs in the balance after cellphone messages surfaced that appear to contradict his claims that the sexual harassment case against him is part of a plotBut‚ in a statement on Tuesday night‚ Fransman’s lawyer said the politician was[…]

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They tried to take me down: Fransman

His enemies might be plotting to destroy him – but he is unfazed, Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman told News24 in an exclusive interview. He accepts the nature of politics, especially when “forces” try to take down a leader. Fransman said while he is nowhere near perfect – with[…]

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Blame-game erupts over Fransman ‘honey trap’ claim

ANC member Philip Dexter on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that he and other party members had set a ‘honey trap’ for Marius Fransman, leading to the party’s Western Cape leader being charged with sexual assault. In a denial posted on his Facebook page, Dexter said: “It has been brought to my[…]

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Allegations just ‘nonsense’: Fransman

African National Congress Western Cape leader Marius Fransman is adamant that the allegations of sexual harassment against him are nonsense. Speaking at a press conference in Cape Town on Saturday, Fransman said he had nothing to hide and was co-operating fully with the police investigation. He blamed the accusation on[…]

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ANC WC PEC to discuss Fransman allegations

The ANC in the Western Cape will discuss the allegations of sexual harassment against its provincial chairperson, Marius Fransman, at its provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on Friday. “It was the first time that we were able to sit down and deal with it yesterday [Tuesday],” spokesperson Jabu Mfusi said.[…]

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