DA MP found guilty of sexual harassment

By Drum Digital
10 June 2015

One of the Democratic Alliance's members of parliament has been found guilty of sexual harassment which occurred on the day of the State of the Nation Address.

IOL reports that Archibald Figlan forced a staff member to touch his crotch during a protest march that happened in Cape Town ahead of Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

According to the report the woman at the centre of the complaint and a DA staffer laid the complaint in February.

A co-worker at the time claimed that Figlan came up behind the woman and demanded to know why she did not respond when he called her name.

“She told him she was busy with a picket and he grabbed her hand and put it on his private parts, saying, ‘picket here’,” said the colleague, reports the news site.

Asked if he was going to appeal, Figlan said: “Actually I haven’t received it yet, I am still waiting on it and cannot comment. They did not summon me yet.”

A DA party source told the site there was a feeling within the party that Figlan had a lucky break in holding on to his position as an MP.

Source: IOL

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