Emotional caller recalls workplace sexual harassment

Three women sexually harassed by a Wits University professor, Mtendeweka Mhango, have described to Eyewitness News that they would lock their office doors so he wouldn't know they were at work.

Other female staffers said they would not arrive for Wits committee meetings too early in case Mhango was there first.

Wits dismissed Mhango last week after being found guilty by an independent panel for sexually harassing two lecturers and one administrator.

A caller, Mandisa, shared with Breakfast listeners how she is currently being victimised by her employers for reporting sexual harassment.

The victimisation that I'm suffering at the moment is incredible. It's as if I'm doing something wrong. What hurts more is that the people I reported this to are women who at some stage asked me why am I making a big deal out of this.

Mandisa, caller

To all the women out there, do not wait, just report it and talk to somebody immediately.

Mandisa, caller

If there is anybody out there that I can speak to with regard to legal discourse because at the moment the matter is with CCMA.

Mandisa, caller

Listen to her break down and recount her traumatic experience...


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