Top police manager found guilty of racism and disparaging remarks


A high human assets officer within the South African Police Service (SAPS) faces dismissal following a listening to which reportedly discovered her responsible of racism and making disparaging remarks at work, commerce union Solidarity stated. 

The union stated Main-Normal Sandra Malebe-Thema was the Head of Primary Police Improvement when she taken to job over remarks made throughout an occasion in Oudtshoorn. 

“In accordance with Anton van der Bijl, Head of Authorized Service at Solidarity, Malebe-Thema made herself responsible of racist and humiliating remarks in the direction of numerous coaching personnel throughout an occasion on the SAPS Coaching Academy in Oudtshoorn, in 2016,” stated Solidarity. 

“Van der Bijl additionally stated that the Normal acknowledged that there have been too many white faces occupying positions in coaching and that the so-called discrimination towards black college students can be stopped. 

“Throughout the identical occasion she additionally made inappropriate feedback a couple of chosen group of personnel’s clothes and weight.”

Enca reported on Thursday that she has already been dismissed.

Remark was not instantly obtainable from Malebe-Thema, and police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo stated they don’t touch upon inside police issues. 

“We don’t remark about inside issues within the public area,” he stated.

Solidarity stated it had laid a grievance with the SA Human Rights Fee and had then approached the Labour Courtroom to drive the police to behave on behalf of the aggrieved individuals.

The Citizen reported that she was discovered responsible at a disciplinary listening to on three expenses of great misconduct in December and dismissal was advisable. 

It added that one girl testified that she felt so humiliated and damage that she cried hysterically and subsequently turned so depressed that she wanted medical help and hospitalisation.


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