An ANC official in Ga-Rankuwa Zone 20, Tshwane allegedly raped a female member of his constituency who he promised a job.
The ANC senior official is currently facing charges for the crime.
Confirming this, police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini related that a rape case was opened against the ANC official.
Dlamini said the police is investigating the case and that it will soon be taken to court.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt from the charge sheet that the politician allegedly exploited an unemployed mother sexually. The women claims he forced her to have sexual intercourse with him promising he would get her a job and other good things.
The accused, who’s younger than the accuser, denied the charges arguing that the allegations against him is inspired by the election season and is connected to the dissatisfaction in ANC.
Reporting this, IOL narrated that the woman left her job in the mining sector in 2010 after a crippling injury. She then, volunteered and worked for the Education Department for four years and was forced to quit as she wasn’t earning income.
Thereafter, she asked her ANC comrades to assist her find a job, and was referred to the ANC official.
“I watched my kids go to bed without food for days; we were always hungry. I grew desperate and turned to my ANC branch for assistance and was referred to him. They told me he would assist me. Which he undertook to do,” said the woman.
She related that the senior official first visited her house at night in March and ordered her to come away with him. He took her to an RDP house and forced himself on her.
“He reminded me of my needs and later as he took me home, promised to fulfill his promises,” she said. He didn’t keep any of his promises but continued to have forced sexual relationship with her.
“He would take me to the house under the pretense that we were going to have a discussion about a job. Once there, he would remind me that I had a desperate need and then forced himself on me again.”
A text message the woman once sent to the ANC official reads: “you led me on but failed to deliver on your promises. You know how painful it is to have sex with you, and then to be ignored and lied to by you after you got what you wanted. How many times must I have sex with you before you fulfill your promises?”
The ANC official initially denied being aware of the case, but later disclosed that he opened a case of intimidation and harassment against the woman.
He said he didn’t sleep with the woman and suggested that she ought to have reported her grievances through the internal structures of the ANC.
“Taking into account that I am a community leader, this is a direct attack on my character…It is election time. Emotions run high. People will be used against others,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, ANC’s regional spokesman, Teboho Joala said the party intends to comment on the case after it fish-out all the facts of the allegations.