Criselda Kananda and Penny Lebyane speak out against sexual advances from seniors
Radio personalities Penny Lebyane and Criselda Kananda have opened up about experiencing inappropriate sexual advances from their superiors in the past.
It all began after Criselda took to Instagram with a message for older men who greet women with a suggestive hand gesture.
Penny came across the post and took the opportunity to share her own story about a radio DJ who used the inappropriate handshake with her when she was young and new to the industry.
“l didn’t know what it was until l asked a female older colleague and she told me. l was so (fuming emoji). Up to this day l can’t stand that man,” wrote Penny.
Criselda replied, sharing her own experience with a “president” who used the same move on her.
“A certain president did this and immediately lost the title in my eyes. I started referring to him as ‘Mr so and so’, not as president any more. Respect is earned,” said Criselda.
The pair are often outspoken about issues that affect women.
Earlier this year when conversations about gender-based violence heated the TL, Penny weighed in. The star claimed the entertainment industry is a “boy’s club” and has lead to perpetrators being protected.
“They have always felt invisible, hence the arrogance. It’s a cartel, a clique of messed grown a** men who’ve got away with so much. They have destroyed lives, careers, marriages and souls. Some victims are living but dead, others literally died,” said Penny.