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MALE BOSSES DEMAND SEX - DOMESTIC WORKERS

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MBABANE – Some domestic workers have alleged that they were being tormented by their male employers who were demanding sexual favours from them.


Most of them found themselves having to quit their jobs due to their male bosses who would make sexual moves towards them.
This is according to information obtained from Women and Law in Southern Africa-Swaziland (WLSA) where these cases were reported.


As such, the domestic workers, together with WLSA, say ‘enough is enough’
According to WLSA, about 43 cases of exploitation against domestic workers have been reported to them in the past three months.
To put an end to the continued violation of their rights in the hands of their employers, domestic workers will host a street dance on Sunday, starting from 9:30am to 11:30am, from Jubilee Park to Millennium Park in Manzini. 


Specifically, the street dance will be held on Sunday because it was impossible for domestic workers to take off-days other than this day.
The reported cases include sexual abuse, not being released on off-days, working extremely hard with no specific time to knock off and being called names.


Late last month, a domestic worker, Gugu Hlatjwako endured five hours of torture allegedly by her employer who is said to have used a live electric cable while interrogating her for alleged theft. 


WLSA Director Xolani Hlatshwayo said the Street Dance was meant to assist the domestic workers vent out their frustration and build up their confidence to help them forget whatever was depressing and bringing them down.

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