Eleven years. That’s how long it took her to get justice for sexual assault
Acting judge lambastes municipality, while awarding clerk R4m in damages for sexual assault by her boss
More than 11 years since her boss wrecked her life by walking into her office and thrusting his tongue into her mouth, a former municipal clerk has been awarded R4m in damages.
The award, to a 34-year-old woman, was accompanied by a scathing attack on the Eastern Cape municipality where she worked.
Grahamstown high court acting judge Peter Kroon said Xola Jack, the corporate services manager who was found guilty of gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing, was not only allowed to keep his job, but the woman had to report to him after being given two days of special leave to recover...