Speaking to The Herald, Registrar-General Mr Clemence Masango yesterday denied allegations of sexual harassment raised against him while he was still principal director in the Immigration Department.
One of Masango’s former directors Mr Nkosana Mtunzi yesterday said the Registrar-General was guilty of several issues such as sexual harassment, labour malpractices and selective employee transfers. The Zimbabwe Gender Commission on Monday set up a committee to conduct hearings into allegations of sexual harassment by Immigration Department officials on a case reported by its former employees. In written responses to The Herald Masango said:
I would like to make it clear and set the record straight with regards to the allegations of sexual harassment. I was informed and given 14 days’ notice to appear before a Gender Commission. I have nothing to hide or fear, so as per the communication from the commission tomorrow (today), I will appear before them to testify. On my appointment, firstly I did not appoint myself, neither was I the appointing authority. The appointing authority was the President. He has been appointing me on merit over the years.