Johannesburg - With the ANC being rocked by rape allegations levelled against some of its senior leaders ahead of the elections, the party has been urged to involve the police instead of resorting to internal party processes.
The rape allegations against Zizi Kodwa, against whom the complaint was laid in February, and Pule Mabe, whose personal assistant accused him of sexual harassment, led to the ANC Women’s League calling for the protection of women and the duo to be removed.
Last month, Mabe’s accuser, 26-year-old Kgoerano Kekana, reached a settlement with the ANC, while Kodwa’s accuser withdrew the charges earlier this month.
Ralph Mathekga, a political analyst, said that such cases were better subjected to police investigation instead of internal party processes.
“South African Police Services should investigate these cases, people should rely on the police instead of undergoing internal processes because internal processes sometimes fall short,” he said.