COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on Councillor Nanziwe Rulashe at Amathole District Municipality offices in East London by the alleged security officers.

This statement is issued subsequent to the circulation on social media platforms the serious gender-based violent incident where Councillor Rulashe was dragged by thealleged security officers in full view of Municipality staff yesterday.

The most disturbing part in this video is a woman leading the gender-based violence and femicide incident perpetrated against another woman.


The department is utterly disgusted by this incident. The MEC has since written to the leadership of the municipality requesting them to provide him with a report indicating steps they are going to take to ensure all those involved are held accountable.


Issued by Cogta EC. For more information, please contact Makhaya Komisa at 066 381 8259 or Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981