ActionSA Welcomes Court Ruling to have EFF Councillor Remanded in Custody

ActionSA welcomes the ruling at the Seshego Magistrate’s Court to have EFF Councillor, Jacob Seshoka, remanded in police custody until the formal application of his bail on Friday, 12 January 2023, along with his co-accused. Considering the gravity of the alleged crime, this is a victory for the community of Moletjie and Bloodriver.

In the interest of justice, we applaud the courts for keeping him detained. We are of the firm belief that a hardened criminal like him, who stands accused of a schedule 5 offense, should not be allowed to return to the community.

Seshoka was found in possession of stolen firearms and ammunition when he was arrested on 28 December 2023, in Bloodriver in connection with a burglary and police stock theft at Polokwane Police Station.

During this time, we note the deafening silence from the EFF which, less than a year ago, swore Seshoka into office- promising the residents of ward 10 a leader that will provide lasting solutions to their problems. To date, they have failed to do so, instead exacerbated their problems by posting a criminal mastermind as its leader.

While the party continues to blatantly ignore the issue, we hope that residents of Moletjie will do some much-needed introspection ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections. That they will jealously guard their democratic vote and ensure to cast their votes to worthy leaders with proven track record of good governance and ethical leadership.

As ActionSA we will continue to show our unwavering commitment to the Rule of Law. As such, we will be returning to Seshego Magistrate’s Court on the 12 January 2024.