Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says it is disgusted by a decision taken by the Mpumalanga Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the governing ANC to re-appoint a member of its executive who has been accused of raping his twin 8-year old daughters.
The former MEC stands accused, together with his stepson of raping the little 8-year old girls. The decision to re-instate the former MEC led to the relaxation of his bail conditions, and the pair are currently out on R20 000 bail.
NUMSA spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi- Majola said it is truly alarming that the governing party can turn a blind eye to allegations of this nature.
“ It is clearly evident that the ANC is only paying lip-service to the issue of Gender Based Violence. We are deeply disturbed by the profound lack of empathy and the careless disregard for the victims and their suffering.
The ANC as the governing party had an opportunity to lead by example, by taking a principled stand against this scourge, but once again, they chose political expediency above the interests of the masses.”
Hlubi-Majola added that the ANC has shown the public once again why they do not deserve to govern .