The ANC released a statement on Monday afternoon after news of the arrest surfaced…

According to the release, the accused would be appearing in the  Nelspruit Magistrate Court on charges of raping his own daughters. The accused’s name will not be published on All4Women in order to protect the identity of his children.

The accused is a former ANC MEC in Mpumalanga and member of the PEC.

According to the party’s statement, “The ANC takes these allegations extremely seriously.”

The accused  has been “summarily suspended as a member of the ANC and PEC until the case is concluded by the competent courts of the land,” said the statement from the party.

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“The ANC stands with the victims and complainants in this case and assures them that it will do all in its might for justice to be served. We also wish to let them know that the ANC led government has established different institutions to support victims of rape and all types of gender based violence and they should feel free to approach those institutions.”

Watch an interview with Acting Provincial Secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali from the ANC below:

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