Mogalakwena political violence, DA lays assault charge

Katlego Suzan Phala (MPL)

Spokesperson on Transport, Safety, Security and Liaison:

The Democratic Alliance in Limpopo has laid a charge of (Click here) assault over political violence that led to DA Councillor Thapelo Pooe being (Click here) assaulted on Saturday in Mokopane.

The DA now calls on the MEC of Safety, Security and Liaison, Mapula Mokaba Phukwane, to table a plan to tackle the continued political violence and intimidation in Mogalakwena that is putting lives in danger.

It is clear that the ANC factionalism in the area has crippled the Mogalakwena Local Government and is causing political violence on the ground.

The 2016 Local Government Elections are fast approaching, and the DA in Limpopo is deeply concerned that the elections will not be free and fair with current political intolerance and police abuse of power rampant in Mogalakwena.

The DA urges MEC Phukwane to table a plan that will bring stability and safety to the community of Mogalakwena ahead of next year’s elections.