ANC elated over by-elections victory in ward 5

RIBA CROSS – Soviet Lekganyane, African National Congress (ANC) Limpopo Secretary, thanked and send messages of gratitude to the people of ward 5 in Tubatse/Fetakgomo Local Municipality for demonstrating ‘confidence in the organization as their leader of government’.

This Lekganyane said after the ANC won by-elections in the ward. The by election followed the fatal shooting of the party’s ward 5 councillor, Thabang Maupa and attempted murder of his wife last year November.

According to police Maupa’s killing occurred at the couple’s liquor restaurant the village along the R37 road.

The 42 year-old deceased allegedly arrived at the place of business to help his wife close up the restaurant.

After closing the business, the couple was still in the car when an unknown suspect on foot suddenly started firing shots at their vehicle.

During the fatal attack, the deceased was hit several times and died on the scene. His 40 year-old wife sustained injuries after she was also hit by stray bullets.

Police said the motive for the killing was unknown but cases of murder and attempted murder were opened. Investigations are underway.

A R50 000 reward for any valuable information which could lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the crimes was offered.

Lekganyane said the winning of the by election was a demonstration that ‘walking side by side with our people, the ANC will continue to work for them’.

“As the ruling party, we are going to up the ante in Tubatse/Fetakgomo, and other parts of the country, in our quest to make the lives of our people better,” said Lekganyane.

The party’s provincial secretary went further to say they have worked very hard with community leaders and other stakeholders in Tubatse/Fetakgomo Local Municipality to ensure that decisive victory, and they should be taking the same spirit towards the May elections.

“The ANC would also like to extend its message of appreciation to foot soldiers who were deployed within this ward, volunteers and other stakeholders for their role to ensure that these by-elections were peaceful, free and fair,” concluded Lekganyane.

Bennett Lewale was elected as new ward 5 councillor in the local municipality.


Thapelo Motseo

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