News:Chitungwiza town clerk sued $20 000 for sexual harassment

<vote /> Former Chitungwiza Municipality Chamber secretary Ms Pricilla Vengesai has taken her former boss, Town Clerk Mr George Mafunde to court claiming $20 000 for sexual harassment damages.

Vengesai claims that Mafunde made sexual advances at her numerous times taking advantage of his senior position. In her claim filed at the High Court, Vengesai claims that Mafunde fired her after she resisted his advances.

Part of the claim reads

"The defendant has on numerous occasions made sexual advances through his gestures and verbal utterances towards the plaintiff taking advantage of his superior position at their workplace during the period June 2012 and July 2015."

Before her dismissal, Vengesai was suspended following accusations that she had mobilised Councillors to pass a vote of no confidence to her superiors.

Mr Makunde's lawyers are required by law to respond to the summons within 10 days.

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