ActionSA is pleased to learn of the arrest of the suspect in the case of intimidation, physical assault and theft involving Nomfundo Lekhane, a female volunteer standing as an ActionSA Ward 63 councillor candidate in the City of Johannesburg.
This morning, Lekhane received a notification of the suspect’s arrest from the Hillbrow SAPS; a court date set for 10 October 2021.
Lekhane’s assaulter, who is believed to be a supporter of the ANC, allegedly stated that his actions were motivated by his hatred for ActionSA President Herman Mashaba and the party’s stance on illegal immigration.
Having launched our local government election manifesto yesterday morning in Newtown, our party’s stance on illegal immigration is clear: we welcome people of the world to come to our country for various purposes – that include international study at our esteemed institutions of higher learning, business related travel or leisure. We will work with the Department of Home Affairs and the South African Police Service to combat illegal immigration while ensuring that legitimate asylum-seekers, refugees, and skilled migrants can be in our country legally and to fully enjoy all what South Africa has to offer.
ActionSA will not tolerate any acts of intimidation against any of our volunteers. We would like to thank the Hillbrow SAPS for their diligent arrest of the suspect and we look forward to seeing him have his day in court. South Africans must frown upon all those who seek to intimidate, threaten, and interfere with their right to express their democratic right to represent any political party of their choice, and to participate in democratic processes.
We encourage all South Africans of voting age to come out in their numbers to vote on November 1st, make their voices heard and help fix our country. ActionSA stands ready to provide a credible political alternative for all South Africans.