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EFF councillor accused of raping NMU student suspended – report

The councillor was a member of the party’s central command team, but his membership was reportedly revoked in wake of this allegation and until he could clear his name.

EFF Flags. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – An Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has reportedly been suspended after appearing in court on a rape charge.

According to The Herald, the councillor was a member of the EFF’s central command team, but his membership was revoked in wake of this allegation and until he can clear his name.

He's allegedly accused of raping a 22-year-old student from the Nelson Mandela University (NMU). The publication reported he handed himself over to police on Monday.

The EFF said reportedly this case was being taken seriously and it wanted the courts to deal with the matter independently.

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