Sexual harassment is something the government takes very serious especially if it coming from politicians.

The head of the Hawks in the Eastern Cape, Major-General Nyameko Nogwanya, has been stripped of all his powers and authority and is to face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly twice sexually harassing a female staff member.

A letter of suspension signed by the acting national commander of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigative Unit (Hawks), Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata, has been seen by the Dispatch.

Nogwanya, 48, is accused of sexually harassing Hawks Eastern Cape spokeswoman Captain Anelisa Feni, 37, twice.

“You allegedly committed misconduct in that on 1 March 2016, you sexually harassed a female employee at the Premier Hotel Regent in East London and at her work place in East London,” reads the letter sent to Nogwanya.