Don't bail out Limpopo rape accused - ANCWL

2012-10-18 18:00

Johannesburg - A Limpopo politician who appeared in a Polokwane court on a charge of rape should be denied bail, the ANC Women’s League said on Thursday.

"We are deeply disappointed that an ANC politician who is fully aware of the implications of the law has been alleged to have raped a young woman," ANCWL spokesperson Troy Martens said in a statement.

"Any kind of gender-based violence, rape or abuse will not be tolerated by society... especially if alleged to have been committed by an ANC comrade who is familiar with the Constitution and the rights of women..."

Martens said the man should be made an example of to society.

The politician appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of rape.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi identified him as a man who previously held a senior position in the Limpopo provincial government.

"According to information, he promised a 19-year-old woman a job. They agreed to meet at a specific place in Polokwane on Monday afternoon."

He allegedly took the woman to a lodge and raped her. She reported the crime and the man was arrested.

The case was postponed to October 19, when he was expected to plead and apply for bail.

The ANCWL would support the 19-year-old girl throughout the court process, it said.

"The law must take its course and justice will be served. Rape is [an] epidemic in our society and must be stamped out completely."

ANCWL members in Polokwane would protest outside court on Friday.

  • collen.maepa.9 - 2012-10-18 18:19

    Man who raped the young girl should be punished,he must be arrested for 50yrs,people who we believe in them are those who commit crime.he must go 2hell

      rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-18 18:32

      50 yrs on single rape charge it neva happened in sa history

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 22:05

      The greatest thing is you have NO SAY in mean nothing because you deserve nothing! - 2012-10-18 22:15

      Daddy taught them well, what do you expect. He will ten to one get off and she will go and live in another country. We all know how it works.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-18 18:20

    I am completely con-fussed!! Did Fezeka Kuzwayo get the same support from the ANCWL? Or are they selective when they back a rape victim? Sounds like incredible double standards to me. All rape victims should be helped and supported equally. Shame on you ANCWL!!!

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-18 18:49

      AND these are the same people who are part of the ANCWL who are clapping hands when the Gender Equality bill was on the table, but "were not ready to put a presidential candidate forward" They are not worth the name nor do they deserve to be taken serious........

  • tsatsi.golden - 2012-10-18 18:37

    Ah too selective they should have done the same during zuma`s rape case.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-18 18:53

      Well said! Just a bunch of hypocrites. Period!

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 20:49

      Exactly...they are controlled by their "man" their toy boy...they useless

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-18 19:02

    Troy Martens what about his constitutional rights .on a court of law it doesnt go like the way u in understand why peopl ru saying ANCWL is a toothless structures ::: ONE::::

  • christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 20:47 a bunch of slags, only when it suits you do you "fight" you have lost the plot...and defend your man that slaps you its cool to stand up...but you never do...go away...

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 20:50

      You will always forever be the Bi**ch. "Sit down, get my drink, wheres my food" sad sad sad...

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 20:51

      you stand up for nothing, you believe in nothing, you just sad women looking after your sad men...

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-18 22:16

      You deserve F**k all... This will be deleted , because it says the truth, but you african women that do fu*k all for the real African women must fu*k off and die...!cheers

  • ngoako.mathekga - 2012-10-19 08:04

    Name and shame him, why protecting his name?

  • michelle.issifu - 2012-10-20 22:52

    Rape is a serious offence I just pray to God to help our people from this sinfull act. If only he did then no bail out for him

  • Rob - 2013-02-21 20:06

    Sooo... What happened?

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