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FPB CEO faces 279 allegations of misconduct

The CEO of the Film and Publication Board, Themba Wakashe, faces 279 allegations of misconduct in disciplinary proceedings, stated Rapport. News of the allegations follows the report that Wakashe was suspended[1] along with FPB COO Sipho Risiba after a whistleblower came forward with information on the CEO. Among the allegations of misconduct is the sexual harassment of a male employee, who is not identified on the charge sheet the Rapport accessed.

According to the document, Wakashe allegedly declared his love for and propositioned the employee, asking the employee to join him in his hotel room during a conference trip. Wakashe allegedly sent messages of a sexual nature to the employee in October 2014. It is also alleged that Wakashe constantly gave his iPad to the man, and instructed him to delete websites containing homosexual pornography.

In a separate charge, Wakashe is accused of taking 122 days of sick leave between January 2014 and December 2016 for which he did not have approval.

Wakashe told Rapport that he denies the allegations and will oppose the disciplinary process.

Now read: Netflix refuses to pay the FPB’s R795,000 licensing fee[2]

References

  1. ^ Wakashe was suspended (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ Netflix refuses to pay the FPB’s R795,000 licensing fee (mybroadband.co.za)

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