Mr Eric Kholwane was arrested on Monday, 28 September 2020 for allegedly raping his two daughters.

Kholwane is the former Mpumalanga MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism.

In 2012, Kholwane was also arrested for allegedly raping a 26 year old woman, but charges were later dropped due to lack of enough evidence.

The ANC in Mpumalanga released a statement stating that Kholwane is suspended from his PEC role and also his membership has been cancelled.

The Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga calls for the ANC not to use its power to protect Kholwane from law enforcement agencies.