Covid-19 delays Sumbuleta’s sexual harassment probe

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has attributed the delay in the investigations into allegations of sexual harassment of female employees at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to Covid-19 pandemic.

MHRC embarked on a probe into the allegations that MBC’s then Director General, Aubrey Sumbuleta, sexually harassed some female journalists at the public corporation.

Writing on her Facebook page, MBC journalist, Catherine Kunje, narrated a sexual harassment encounter with Sumbuleta at the workplace.

According to MHRC Executive assistant, Habiba Osman, the probe that was embarked in October last year, is only remaining with a few witnesses to be heard.

“The delay finalizing hearing from these witnesses has been as a result of covid-19,” reads part of the statement.

The Commission said it committed to finalising the process.

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