Councillor arrested for attack on Zimbabwean

2011-06-20 07:26

An ANC ward councillor arrested in connection with the stoning of a Zimbabwean man in Seshego, is “innocent until proven guilty”, the party in Limpopo said today.

The ANC “upholds the principle of innocent until proven guilty”, spokesperson David Masondo said.

“We reiterate that no one is above the law and any person, including our ANC members found violating the law should be punished accordingly.”

Masondo called on people not to take the law into their own hands.

Last Monday, a Zimbabwean man was stoned to death at Section 75 in Seshego. Locals alleged the man had killed two South Africans during a house robbery.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi last week said groups of local residents had been intimidating foreigners.

The councillor, a 29-year-old woman, was arrested along with five other people early on Friday morning.

The six were expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrates Court today on charges of murder, public violence and arson.

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