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South African provincial executive arrested for alleged rape of his own daughters


Eric Kholwane, former Mpumalanga MEC of Finance and Economic Development has been arrested for allegedly raping his two daughters.

According to a statement issued by the acting provincial secretary of the ANC Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, Eric Kholwane, would appear in the Nelspruit magistrate’s court soon.

He also said that the Eric Kholwane has been suspended from the party.

“He has been summarily suspended as a member of the ANC and PEC until the case is concluded by the competent court, consistent with the resolutions of the most recent national executive committee meeting of the ANC and the 54th national conference, which resolved that all members charged for corruption and other serious crimes should step aside from all activities associated with the ANC,”
she said in a statement.

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The party supports the victim and considers the allegations to be weighty.

South African provincial executive

Police could not immediately be reached for further details.

This is not the first time Kholwane would be accused for rape. He was previously arrested for raping a woman, an allegation he denied with a claim that what they had was consensual.

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South African provincial executive

South African provincial executive