ANC Gauteng provincial executive committee (PEC) member, Dolly Ledwaba, has been fingered in the vote-rigging allegations made by some party members in Pretoria’s Ward 33 in Soshanguve
Ledwaba was accused of having manipulated the party’s nomination list to have her daughter, Lerato Aphane, as a candidate to contest for the position of councillor during the upcoming municipal polls. Aggrieved members said she was not supposed to “interfere” in the nomination process as a member of the PEC.
Speaking on their behalf, Swazi Mbokane said Ledwaba had an interest to let her daughter become a councillor after her estranged son-in-law Isaac Aphane, who is an outgoing councillor.
“This PEC member was also a councillor in the same ward. Public participation did not take place. We are in a monarchy, where they are using members of the ANC to fight a divorce of the daughter of the PEC member’s daughter with her son-in-law,” Mbokane said.
After she relinquished her position, her son-in-law took over the reins, and now her daughter is tipped to become the next councillor. Contacted for comment, Ledwaba flatly denied that she interfered, saying she attended the branch general meeting as a member in “good standing
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