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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:06

Wits Fire Two Staff Members - Sexual Harassment

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Two of Witwatersrand University staff were fired on Wednesday after being found guilty of sexual harassment.  The man dismissals followed disciplinary hearings, chaired by independent senior counsel, Rector Adam Habib said in a statement in Johannesburg.   "The staff members have been found guilty of sexual harassment and misconduct, and one of them has also been found guilty of sexual/indecent assault."  The university apologised to the students who were harassed and said it would not tolerate any form of sexual harassment.

"There are two cases still running at the moment, and the university will announce the outcomes of these two cases in the next few weeks, as the outcomes become available."

A campus-wide probe into sexual harassment, assessing existing policies and procedures to prevent further sexual harassment, is still going and expected to be completed within two weeks."

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