By Thabo Monyela
SOUTH AFRICA- The ANC women’s League calls on the police to act swiftly and effectively on the sexual harassment claims levelled against Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, while EFF calls for his removal from the cabinet.
In a statement released on Monday, the women’s league said it encourages and supports all victims of gender-based violence to speak out and take necessary legal action and further called upon on the ANC to use its internal processes to deal with Godongwana sexual harassment allegations.
On other hand, the EFF is calling on President Ramaphosa to remove Godongwana as a finance minister and threatened to prevent him from addressing any public meeting while these allegations are swirling on his head.
This comes after a Kruger National Park massage therapist alleges that minister Enoch Godongwana sexually harassed her in a hotel room, while visiting Skukuza Kruger national park in Mpumalanga with his wife.
It is alleged that Godongwana tried to silence the employee by offering her an amount of R250 000 to not come out with the incident.
In response through statement released on Saturday, the minister said he’s aware that a case of sexual harassment has been instituted against him by an employee of Skukuza who was offering massage services to the guests in their rooms.
The minister categorically denied the claims stating that by the time of the incident was in the room with his wife.
He further stated that he has not yet received a formal communication from the police.