SABC: According to the City Press article today, 9 December 2018 it is alleged that the station manager of Lotus FM has been suspended.
The article states that, “At noon on Friday, the station manager at Lotus FM left his office at the SABC’s Durban headquarters and said he was going to watch the cricket at nearby Kingsmead Stadium, say two sources.He was not carrying his laptop bag as usual.
City Press has it on good authority that Alvin Pillay was one of almost a dozen men suspended this week and asked to hand in their SABC property, including security access cards. This, following letters served earlier in the week inviting the men to respond to why they should not be suspended. “
It is believed that additional complainants are coming forward while the SABC gears up for disciplinary hearings.
The alleged perpetrators are set to defend themselves in response to the allegations made against them.
Allegations from sex-for-jobs claims, a manager asking a staffert o touch his erect penis and the case of Vanessa Govender’s horrific torture at the hands of a former Lotus FM radio jock.
The SABC has admitted that the structures of the broadcaster have left women vulnerable at the hands of male employees.
“It is unclear exactly why Pillay has been suspended, but a City Press investigation into Lotus FM heard allegations from three witnesses that he “hit on” and repeatedly touched a female broadcaster inappropriately ata Cape Town hotel on a work trip.
The harassment continued at the airport and on the plane home, as well as at King Shaka International Airport in Durban. According to emails and sources, the woman’s complaint was dismissed, after a meeting, by the station’s human resources manager.” – City Press, 9 December 2018
Pillay did not respond to the allegations when City Press approached him for comment.
Sources: SABC, City Press