Mnqasela: Leave my family out of it

CAPE TOWN – Suspended DA member and Western Cape Legislature Speaker, Masizole Mnqasela, says those fighting with him should leave his family out of it.

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He said, “I remain an alleged perpetrator, I am not a criminal, I am not a thief. Thieves may look like me, but I’m not.”

“Thieves, like we have seen in this country, can only be defined as thieves if the court finds them guilty to have stolen something. I grew up very poor, but my parents taught me one thing: that you must not to steal. And I will not start at this age.”

“This has not been very easy to my family. It has been very emotional. You can do anything to me but don’t touch my family. That hurts me deeply. You can touch me but leave my family out of this. Politics must not be personal and try to destroy one’s character.”

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