Latest on Topbet 'strip-search' scandal

The Commission for Gender Equality says it has investigated allegations that around 20 female staff were strip-searched at gambling franchise Top Bet.

An Eyewitness News report last month revealed how the women were searched at the instruction of a manager seeking to identify the person accused of leaving menstrual blood in the communal toilets.

READ: Topbet whistleblower's job is secure - Commission of Gender Equality

Our legal officers and our Head of Legal wrote a letter to Topbet to ask for a meeting in good faith and that meeting subsequently took place. This is because 20 women were stripped searched naked because they found menstrual blood in the toilet and a black manager did such a thing to fellow black women in a manner of trying to ascertain who the blood belonged to.

Javu Baloyi, Spokesperson at The Commission for Gender Equality

Also read: Topbet manager gets the boot after strip search

56-year-old Topbet employee Gladys Radebe said last month that she was humiliated in front of her colleagues.

Topbet have agreed that all the affected employees will receive counselling.

Everyone's job security was secured and Gladys will only leave Topbet when she reaches pension age and no disciplinary action will be taken against those that reported this to the media.

Javu Baloyi, Spokesperson at The Commission for Gender Equality

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