|Open letter to Minister Sicelo Shiceka, Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Police Service, regarding "Undemocratic activities:Thabazimbi (Limpopo)" from the UDM President (13 May 2010)|
It has been learnt with great concern that democratic processes at Thabazimbi in Limpopo are being violated by certain individuals who do not want to accept defeat.
The by-election results of 9 December 2009 at the abovementioned Municipality reflect that Mr Stephen Gabaetsiwi Lerumo, an independent candidate, won the by-election by 74, 6% over Mr Selomo who got 25, 4%. This reflects the will of the people in that ward.
It has been learnt with great shock and serious concern that Mr Selomo is allegedly intimidating members of the community by:-
It is serious cause for concern to find a situation whereby democratic processes in the form of people exercising their right to choose their preferred candidate are being flouted by a man who feels disgruntled by the election results.
It is my fervent plea that this matter receives your very urgent attention for if left unattended it may cause serious problems in the area.
Your usual co-operation is appreciated.
Yours in Nation building.
B Holomisa, MP