COSATU statement on the alleged rape incident implicating a Congress delegate

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply concerned by disturbing rape allegations levelled against one of the delegates attending the ongoing 14th National Congress in Midrand.

These are serious allegations that have taken place in a gathering where one of the issues under discussion is the scourge of Gender Based Violence devastating the nation. Rape is a detestable crime that goes against everything that the federation believes in, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

We trust our law enforcement agencies to do everything to unravel the facts of the case. Since this is now a criminal matter, the federation will refrain from commenting any further but will allow for rules of natural justice to take place.

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (Cosatu National Spokesperson)

Tel: 011 339 4911
Cell: 060 975 6794