The SABC has addressed the resurgence of questions on its stance on sexual harassment in the workplace, by noting Pearl Modiadie’s claims of sexual harassment.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 15 June 2021, to affirm having been notified of the claims levelled by media personality, Pearl Modiadie. Modiadie claimed to have experienced sexual harassment from her manger during her tenure as a Metro FM presenter. Modiadie was part of the Metro FM stable for five years, until her contract was allegedly not renewed this year.
Moreover, she claimed to have reported the matter before her departure. However, Modiadie did not get any response or have remedial action taken against the manager in question, according to her. The statement by the SABC suggested that the matter was not reported and did not reach the appropriate channels. Additionally, the statement continued to corroborate the alleged supportive stance by the public broadcaster on such claims.
“The SABC views sexual harassment in a serious light and will use its internal policies and procedures to deal with this matter. The SABC encourages any employees subjected to sexual harassment to use the Corporation’s specific internal channels to report such cases,” it read.
See the post below.
The SABC notes with concern media articles about the alleged sexual harassment case at Metro FM and the Tweet by Ms. Pearl Modiadie. pic.twitter.com/D3yKAoY18p
— SABC (@SABCPortal) June 15, 2021