Sunday, December 3, 2023

Xenophobia , sexual harassment claims rock SADC Secretariat

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Elias Magosi is facing a tough test as he has to figure out how to address a string of  complaints raised by some staff members employed by the regional bloc. 

Magosi who was appointed SADC executive secretary  in 2021 following a spirited campaign by President Mokgweetsi Masisi has to deal with harrowing stories of human rights abuse which paints SADC secretariat as a cesspool of corruption, xenophobia and sexual harassment of “women working for SADC.”

Details of alleged systematic sexual abuse, harassment, and xenophobic tendencies by a senior male employee unraveled during a hearing before the SADC Administrative Tribunal.

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