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Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi has filed a case of intimidation

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi has filed a case of intimidation against FF+

A case of intimidation has been filed by the Executive Mayor of Midvaal, Bongani Baloyi, at the Meyerton Police Station.

According to the Democratic Alliance, a community meeting for Ward 13 in the NG Kerk Oos, Riversdal where mayor Baloyi was to address the community regarding progress in Midvaal achieved so far, and share the vision for Midvaal for the next five years was violently interrupted by members of Freedom Front Plus.

DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, John Moodey said, “These FF+ members came to intimidate mayor Baloyi and fellow DA members from delivering our message to the community. The DA condemns these desperate antics by the FF+ as symptomatic of the proverbial ‘dying horse’.

“We will write to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to investigate this political intolerance to prevent another incident like this in Midvaal.”

“I will not allow anyone to intimidate and threaten me because of my political association, views on AA and BBBEE and most importantly because of the colour of my skin,” Baloyi said.

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missing child alertExecutive Mayor of Midvaal Local Municipality, Councillor Bongani Baloyi, is offering a reward of R10 000 to anyone who can provide information that will enable the police to locate baby Relebohile Prince “Ditsebe” Tsotesi who was abducted last Wednesday by four armed men outside his mother’s house.

Baby Relo’s abduction has occurred during 16 Days of Activism against violence against Women and Children and highlights the importance of communities working with government to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.

Mayor Baloyi said: “My heart goes out to little baby Relo’s mother and the rest of his family. I would like to add to her appeal for anyone who has information on his whereabouts to please come forward.

I cannot imagine the trauma that his family must be going through and would like to send my support to them during this difficult time.It is my hope that baby Relo is found soon and safely returned to his family.”

The Mayor’s hope is that the municipality’s offer of a reward will encourage anyone with information that will lead to finding Relebohile, and the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his abduction, to come forward as a matter of urgency.

Anyone with information can contact Constable Mazibuko (F) Meyerton SAPS on 016 362 0126, Crime Stop on 08600 10111, alternatively send an SMS to CrimeLine on 321111 or Missing Children SA 072 647 7464.