Issued by the office of the ANC EC Provincial Secretary.
We note the media reports on the arrest of Provincial Director General, Dr Loyiso Mbabane. The ANC is of the view that the courts will be the correct platform to determine and test these rape allegations against Dr Mbabane.
While as the movement we firmly stand against child and women abuse of any form, including rape, we trust the courts to be an institute competent enough to determine and test the allegations leveled against him.
We will not be making any further comments on this issue until the court case is completed. We trust that the people of the province will understand the nature of this particular matter, its sensitivity and the presumption of any accused person as innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
It is important for all of us to allow the law to take its course on this matter.
This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC PROVINCIAL Secretary, Cde Oscar Mabuyane.