"I never called anyone a prostitute"- ANC Politician

By Drum Digital
03 April 2015

A DA politician has lodged a complaint against the Mpumalanga legislature after being allegedly referred to as a 'prostitute'

Mpumalanga's legislature member for the ANC  Victor Windvoël has denied alluding to the DA's Jane Sithole as a 'prostitute'.

The reported incident occured at a Mpumalanga legislature meeting on Tuesday when Sithole walked in during  safety and security MEC Vusi Shongwe's address.

Footage from the session at the legislature shows Sithole being targeted by the ANC legislature member.

Can I ask the honourable speaker … since we have spoken about those people selling their bodies … can a female honourable member wear a see-through [dress] in parliament?'

Windvoël was allegedly referring to the Sithole's black dress (pictured above).

Windvoël has shot back by saying that he meant this statement as a general observation.

“I was referring to a dress code, generally. Those who volunteered a name can respond,” he said.

It is believed that Windvoël was indeed referring to Sithole as legislature speaker Thandi Shongwe requested the member to cover herself up.

"In terms of our dress code you must dress formally and traditionally. But cleavage and see-through as the honourable member is [inappropriate]. Honourable Sithole, I’ll request you to put on your scarf," she says in the video.

Sithole's DA colleague  Anthony Benadie rose to protest the request by the speaker but ordered him out of the legislature.

Sithole has gone on to lodge a complaint with the Commission on Gender Equality, the South African Human Rights Commission, Premier David Mabuza, the ANC Women’s League, the legislature and DA Women’s Network;

She also wants a public apology from Shongwe.

Source: News24wire

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