ANC Gauteng Legislature
Gauteng ANC Caucus support Mofokeng

Gauteng ANC Caucus support Mofokeng

5 August 2013

African National Congress (ANC) in the Gauteng legislature today poured cold water on threats of law suit against its Deputy Chief Whip Jacqui Mofokeng by a Pretoria Community Policing Forum (CPF).

According to the Sunday Independent, a CPF group in the Valhalla community in Centurion has instituted a R500 000 law suit against ANC Deputy Chief Whip and Tshwane Parliamentary Constituency Office (PCO) Convener Jacqui Mofokeng for allegedly labeling the group "vigilante and racist." The spat, the report says, arouse from the 2011 murder of Lucas Gwangwa, a Limpompo man who was beaten to death in that locality.

Caucus Public Safety Spokesman Jacob Khawe said the ANC in the Legislature was not shaken by threats of litigation. He even put in new twist to the tale saying information at their disposal indicate that litigation threats were not made by the Valhalla community but a group believed to be from WaterKloof.

This, he said has made the ANC to speedup consultation processes with public safety and community safety organizations including the CPF in area simply to ensure that lines are not blurred and no one is prejudiced.

"We respect anyone`s right to approach the courts where they feel aggrieved. Anyone should test their rights and recourse in an open court. We too shall deal with the matter as it approaches the courts. But we are not deterred. Public representation work cannot be cobwebbed into submission," Khawe said.

He said even though the party was not privy to the litigating affidavit, the decision to support Mofokeng was simply a matter of principle.

"We speak on behalf of our constituencies and the electorate; that task and responsibility must never be threatened by anyone for whatever reason", he said.

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