Sexual harassment 'part of Wits'

2013-09-22 13:59
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Johannesburg - A committee appointed by Wits university to probe allegations of sexual harassment has found the practice to be so prevalent that it is considered part of the culture at the institution.

According to the Sunday Independent, the committee interviewed alumni as part of a probe instituted following the dismissal of three lecturers for sexual harassment.

The committee released its report last month, which stated former students believed the university had always been aware of the allegations but only took steps once the issue was revealed in the media.

The issue of sexual harassment at the university came under the spotlight earlier this year when the media reported that former lecturer Tshepo wa Mamatu was sexually harassing his students. Wa Mamatu was the first to be dismissed.

Wits has since fired another two lecturers after they were also found guilty of the same offence. 
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