By Success Lerobabe
Polokwane- The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) has written to the executive mayor of Sekhukhune Stanley Ramaila to suspend the co-ordinator in the municipal public account committee (MPAC) with immediate effect after he was arrested for allegedly raping his 11-year-old daughter at his home at Ga-Nkwana Apel in Sekhukhune.
DA made inquires from the police station, where it was discovered that the matter was swept under the carpet by the municipality and the suspect was detained for more than three weeks and released on bail by the Schoonoord magistrate’s court in November 2018 while the victim has reportedly sustained serious injuries and was treated at the Groblersdal Hospital before the alleged sex pest could be arrested.
The suspect is a former ANC councillor in Fetakgom-Tubatse local municipality upon that the DA belives that he should not be allowed to serve on the MPAC .
“DA condemns in the strongest possible term that any form of violence or abuse against women and children as we hold the view that the scourge of rape has reached epidemic propotions not only in the Sekhukhune District but across the province of Limpopo.
“We will also picket outside Schoonoord magistrate’s court during his next appearance as we remain committed to one South Africa for all where women and children can walk the street freely and without any fear of victimization by sexual preadators”, Cllr Solomon Maila told Giyani View.