Sex pest Goniwe paid out R1,7?mln

2013-11-14 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Earlier this year the ANC paid about R1,7 million to its former Chief Whip, Mbulelo Goniwe, for income wrongly lost while he was suspended on a charge of sexual harassment.

Goniwe was suspended in 2006 from his influential positions as chief whip of the National Assembly after he had approached an intern ANC worker for sexual favours.

The initial internal ANC disciplinary process was set aside and later started afresh. He was found guilty.

Goniwe’s legal representative, the Cradock attorney Frans Smit, said last night Goniwe’s salary was wrongly stopped by the ANC while he was on suspension before he was found guilty.

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg found in 2011 that the ANC owed the suspended salary to Goniwe.

Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the current Chief Whip, Stone Sizani, yesterday did not want to deny or confirm a rumour that Goniwe is currently negotiating with Sizani for a parliamentary post.

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