Kaya FM’s Greg Maloka Resigns Over Allegations Of Sexual Harassment
Kaya FM‘s managing director Greg Maloka has resigned with immediate effect following allegations that he sexually harassed four female colleagues at the radio station.
The staffers at the stations were notified about Maloka’s resignation on Friday evening through internal communication.
The statement read:
“Following a thorough and independent investigation commissioned by the board of directors of Kaya FM into the various allegations against the management of the station, Mr Greg Maloka decided to resign as managing director of the company with immediate effect.”
Maloka’s resignation comes before the board’s final decision on the case. The board has accepted his resignation.
The statement further read:
“You will agree that this matter remains one of the most sensitive and testing the board has ever dealt with and, as such, the board is acutely aware of the impact this matter has had on our own employees and the other affected individuals alike.”
Four female staffers at the station who have not been named publicly accused the Gauteng-based station boss of acting in a se_xually inappropriate manner around them in August. This was followed by an anonymous letter addressed to Kaya FM chairperson Sizwe Mncwango containing allegations against Maloka, which accused him of se_xual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
Maloka who took leave from the station pending the investigation at the time also faced eight official charges which included financial misconduct and favouritism.
An anonymous letter containing the allegations against Maloka was leaked and went viral on social media. It was also sent to the board of Kaya FM which is chaired by; Sizwe Mncwango, who is also the chief executive officer of its parent company, Thebe Investment Corporation.
One of the female staffers said: “When I joined Kaya FM several years ago, I realised that the culture of hugging has been normalised. When Greg walks into the office, he always hugs every woman in the room, but the hug is always inappropriate and uncomfortable,” she claimed, adding that he would sometimes touch them inappropriately on their shoulders behind them. “It is really uncomfortable. “