The Democratic Alliance (DA) party has been dragged into another scandal while it’s still striving to manage the one that emanated from Helen Zille’s colonial tweets.
Reports have it that a Clanwilliam DA Councillor is in trouble for the sexual abuse of a teenager.
Already, the Clanwilliam DA Councillor has been arrested. The arrest happened after the Councillor was charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
Confirming this, Captain FC van Wyk the Western Cape police spokesperson, divulge that the councillor was arrested on Wednesday and, will be making a court appearance on Friday.
“The alleged incident was reported at Clanwilliam SAPS on Wednesday. The case will be investigated by the FCS Unit‚ Vredendal,” commented the police captain.
Reacting to the allegation against the Clanwilliam DA Councillor, the Western Cape branch of the African National Congress (ANC) appreciated the police for taking the case seriously.
In a statement, Sammy Claasen – ANC’s regional spokesperson – begged for support for the alleged victim and her family.
“We call on the community of Clanwilliam and the broader West Coast Region to support the alleged victim and her family during this difficult time. We hope for a speedily and fair trial to restore justice for the victim,” Claasen remarked.
DA also reacted to the incident. Disclosing that the Councillor is based at the West Coast District Municipality, DA promised that it will take action against the politician in line with the findings of the court.
“The DA views sexual assault in an extremely serious light and will act severely against any of its members found guilty of this.
“Should a guilty verdict arise, the DA will take action. The DA will let the law run its course and will take action only when all legal processes are complete,” stated the party.