The & # 39; Sowetan & # 39; reports that a cleaner at Numsa filed a complaint against Zwelinzima Vavi, claiming that he had unduly touched her last year.
FILE: Saftu & s Zwelinzima Vavi. Image: EWN
JOHANNESBURG – The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) calls on the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) to take sexual harassment claims against its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, seriously.
The Sowetan reports that a cleaner at the National Union of Metalworkers or SA (Numsa) filed a complaint against Vavi, claiming that he had unduly touched her last year.
The newspaper also reports that the complaint led to an investigation into his behavior, after which Vavi had to apologize.
Limusa & s Dloze Matooane says that Saftu can not allow people in powerful positions to get away with women who have been victims.
"A trade union by nature is there to promote, defend and defend the rights of employees, it can not be that a female employee would be harassed by a man who would do it for the second time in the workplace, in a trade union that is supposed to protect workers, that is completely wrong. "
In 2013, Vavi was also at the center of a sex scandal. He admitted having an extra-marital affair with a colleague at work, but denied the woman's claim that she had been raped.
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)