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City of Tshwane employee lays complaint of workplace sexual harassment

The City of Tshwane has responded after an employee laid a complaint of sexual harassment against her boss.

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City of Tshwane is without a mayor and a mayoral committee. Image via Twitter

A female employee at the City of Tshwane has filed a complaint of sexual harassment against her boss. The City has since responded but very briefly.


According to Pretoria News, the victim said she had been subjected to an act by the accused that reduced her dignity and what she stood for as a married woman, mother and colleague. In her complaint to the City, which only the publication has seen, she alleged that her boss said “hey beautiful, look how sexy you are” during a marathon last year. 

The woman claimed it did not stop there as the inappropriate comments continued. She said she could no longer “take the torture at her place of work” and went on to say that she did not feel safe to be in the same room as her boss or the Head of Department. 

“I am a woman and I don’t feel safe with the man who is supposed to be my boss and the head of the department,” Pretoria News wrote. 

When The South African contacted the City of Tshwane for comment, a very brief reply was received. The City did not, however, deny the complaint. City of Tshwane spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the City’s response is that “the matter will be given attention through an internal investigation”. 


This is not, however, the first claim of sexual harassment to hit the City of Tshwane. Leader of the opposition in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Solly Msimanga, was earlier this year, accused of sexual harassment. Nkele Molapo, whose DA membership is now terminated, claimed that Msimanga sexually harassed her back in 2014. 

Msimanga said he was willing to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Speaking to Radio 702 on Monday 12 October, he said;

“I take this matter seriously and I will not allow a situation where my sons grow up with a dad accused of being a sexual predator. I am not and I will never be and I will make sure that the truth prevails,” he said. 

“I want a lie detector test and the results must be public. I will, however, not step aside as I have been asked to serve,” he added. 

The party said, “the timing of reporting this incident raises questions about the veracity of the complaint”. 

Molapo was undergoing a disciplinary hearing for allegedly sharing confidential party information with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).