We recently reported that an ANC man is campaigning to be a Councillor not minding that he’s facing four rape charges. Now, report has it that the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) members in North West protested (didn’t bare butts) at the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court in a bid to stop a former regional leader of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) charged with kidnapping and rape from emerging as a Councillor in the upcoming local government elections.
Based on reports, the protest happened “after the 40-year-old man was officially charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old girl.”
Confirming this event, the ANC North West provincial secretary, Dakota Legoete commented that an arrest was made on Monday when community members alleged that a girl has been locked up inside the ANC member home.
With that, Legoete related that “the matter was reported to the police, who contacted the suspect to get the girl released from the house. The suspect, who was at home at the time, ordered his son to go to the house and unlock it.
He allegedly also ordered his son to claim that the girl was his girlfriend. The boy, however, could not sustain the lie and told the police the whole story,” the provincial secretary added.
Similarly, ANCWL North West secretary Bridgette Mogakwe revealed that “the suspect has been accused on a number of occasions of kidnapping girls in the area and sexually molesting them in a house he shared with his children.”
Stressing that the ANCWL wants justice for the girl and her family, Magakwe warned that the “ANC does not and will not support any candidate with such criminal behavior.
We are convinced and confident that members of the ANC have made a correct choice by electing individuals with clean records and good behavior to represent the party in the upcoming local government elections.”
Although the identity of the accused cannot be identified as he’s yet to plead to the charges against him, BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the accused had been charged of malicious damage to property when he, the former Congress of South African Students leader Andrew Babeile and others were accused of destroying the property of the Naledi municipality in September last year 2015.