Girl involved in sex abuse claims against Mofokeng receiving counselling

Girl involved in sex abuse claims against Mofokeng receiving counselling

Simon Mofokeng is accused of sexually assaulting and grooming a 14-year-old girl and has been placed on special leave pending an investigation.

Simon Mofekeng. Picture: emfuleni.gov.za

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Department of Social Development says the minor involved in claims of sexual assault against the Emfuleni mayor is receiving counselling.

Simon Mofokeng is accused of sexually assaulting and grooming a 14-year-old girl and has been placed on special leave pending an investigation.

MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says a Cabinet committee established by Premier David Makhura will probe the allegations, while her department offers support to the teenager and her family.

Her spokesperson Mbangwa Xaba said: “The Cabinet committee will continue to support the teenage girl and her family to ensure that there’s justice. They will be assisted in ensuring that there’s transparency as well as fair investigation.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

Source: EWN

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