Johannesburg - ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe is on Wednesday morning expected to face a grievance panel which is investigating sexual harassment allegations that have been brought against him.
The panel is expected to comprise of senior ANC leaders such as former Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini and Thoko Didiza. It is understood that the panel will hear the matter over several days and will also allow both Mabe and his accuser to bring witnesses to be heard by the panel.
Mabe is facing the sexual harassment allegations which were laid his 26-year-old former personal assistant. The woman filed a 14-page complaint with ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.
The complainant said she was employed by Mabe earlier this year despite him knowing that she had no qualifications. The ANC's human resources department was also aware of this, she claims.
The unnamed woman, who is said to be an ANC Youth League member, said she was harassed by Mabe while they were on a work assignment.