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Norman Mashabane, the newly appointed political adviser to Limpopo premier Sello Moloto will remain in his job - at least for now.
This is according to Moloto's office, which yesterday said it was still studying the court judgment in the case concerning the charges of sexualharassment brought against Mashabane, and it would make its position known later.
The Pretoria high court on Friday found Mashabane guilty of sexually harassing his staff while he was South Africa's ambassador to Indonesia.
Mashabane had previously been found guilty on 22 counts of sexual harassment at a Department of Foreign Affairs' internal disciplinary hearing. But Mashabane appealed to foreign affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who overturned the guilty finding.
Concerned by Dlamini-Zuma's stance, the Public Service Association then challenged her on this in court.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said at the weekend that the minister had not seen the judgment, and there was a possibility the ministry would appeal against the court's ruling that taxpayers bear the costs of the case.
Mogale Nchabeleng, spokesman for Moloto, yesterday said the premier was still reading the judgement and would make his position known soon.
"It is a matter that is in front of him and we obviously cannot comment much at this stage," Nchabeleng said.
Moloto yesterday came under pressure from opposition parties which said that had he listened to them when they had warned against Mashabane's appointment, he would not have been left with egg on his face.
The United Independent Front's Ike Kekana said Moloto should fire Mashabane.
"There is nothing he can do except fire the man. He can't work with a man like Mashabane. The people of Limpopo deserve better," Kekana said.
The DA in Limpopo also cautioned Moloto on continuing to employ Mashabane while he was embroiled in such a controversy.
In a statement, the party expressed disappointment that Moloto had gone ahead and appointed Mashabane when his fate was still unknown.