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SAPS must speed up investigation of Simon Mofokeng – DA Gauteng

Kingsol Chabalala says mayor resigning does not exempt him from criminal charges

SAPS must speed up investigation and criminally charge Mofokeng

21 November 2017

Disgraced former Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor, Simon “sex-pest” Mofokeng might have resigned from his position, but this certainly does not exempt him from facing a criminal investigation.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) must fast-track their investigation into the alleged sexual grooming and abuse by Simon Mofokeng so that he may have his day in court.

The case of the protection order taken out against him by the 14-year-old girl which is still to be heard before court on 28 November, will be the first step towards Mofokeng being criminally charged.

Other allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual grooming and rape have been made against him and this must be investigated as a matter of urgency.

Victims of sexual abuse can no longer be silenced and victimized by a 59-year-old man prowling on young children.

Simon Mofokeng is responsible for destroying the innocence and dignity of Emfuleni’s most vulnerable.

The DA will submit written questions to ascertain how far the SAPS investigation into Mofokeng is and what action will be taken by Cooperative Governance MEC, Paul Mashatile.

There must be consequences for his actions and indiscretions.

His resignation is a victory for the residents of Emfuleni and now that he has made way, a new beginning awaits.

Residents deserve a clean and functioning government that delivers services and all victims of sexual abuse must see justice prevail.

Issued by Kingsol Chabalala, DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Emfuleni North, 21 November 2017