Cosatu makes recommendations against delegate accused of rape

The shop steward was arrested on the second day of the congress and has since appeared in Randburg District Court.

Delegates attend the Cosatu National Congress in Midrand on September 26, 2022. Photo: @_cosatu/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG — Cosatu has made several recommendations against a delegate accused of rape at its 14th national convention.

The union federation responded to complaints on Wednesday evening after reports that a 20-year-old girl had been raped by union delegate Ceppwawu at the Regal Hotel in Midrand.

The shop steward was arrested on the second day of the congress and has since appeared in Randburg District Court.

Nkosana Dolopi, from Cosatu, said the union had been called upon to conduct an internal investigation into the matter.

“We want to urge the national congress to allow the police to continue what they will do. We also want Ceppwawu to continue with their internal processes and avoid a discussion on the ground that could affect both of these processes.”

Dolopi said several other recommendations were made.

“Cosatu must continue to implement policies and procedures to prevent and address cases of sexual harassment and violence, including educating its members and ensuring that all are committed against gender-based violence in all its forms. .”

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