DA’s Msimanga opens criminal case against party member accusing him of sexual harassment

Msimanga says he thinks Molapo’s claims are aimed at discrediting him ahead of the party’s elective conference.DA Gauteng interim leader, Solly Msimanga, has opened a criminal case against a fellow a party member who has accused him of sexual harassment.

He also resurrected an internal complaint lodged by Gauteng Member of the Provincial Legislature, Nkele Molapo. She says the alleged incident happened six years ago.However, Molapo has since withdrawn the complaint saying she no longer has confidence in the internal process of the DA.

Msimanga says he thinks Molapo’s claims are aimed at discrediting him ahead of the party’s elective conference.“Not only have I opened up a case with the SAPS, but I’ve also instructed the party to continue with the case internally as well.

Because I think there are politics that are at play here and I’ve asked the party to investigate this thoroughly and to make sure that the results thereof are also made public. The statement that she makes is that I’ve been after her.

But myself and my lawyers have been looking at Facebook postings since 2014 and Ms Molapo has been saying all sorts of things calling me a Monday crush, calling me eye candy, and all of that. Now you don’t do that, you don’t call somebody who you accuse of sexual harassment as somebody who is eye candy to you.”