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DA Fedex ‘exonerates’ former Northern Cape leader

Former DA provincial leader Andrew Louw. File picture

“The DA Fedex decided that there are no grounds or evidence to take disciplinary action against me.”

FORMER DA provincial leader Andrew Louw has indicated that he has been exonerated by the party’s federal executive (Fedex) of any wrongdoing relating to his electricity metre that was apparently tampered with in 2019.

A complaint was lodged for investigation after the electricity box at Louw’s residence was found “hidden inside the kitchen”, where it was suspected that the power usage was bypassed, upon inspection by the team leader of streetlights at Sol Plaatje Municipality in May this year.

Louw on Thursday indicated that the chief of staff and chairperson of the Fedex council’s office, Nicholas Gotsell, had advised that the DA Fedex chairperson, Helen Zille, had considered the complaint lodged against him, as well as correspondence referred to the provincial chairperson, Isak Fritz, where, based on the content thereof, she had declined to refer the matter to the federal legal commission.

“With regards to the sensationalist article that was published on July 30, I wish to bring the following salient facts to your attention,” said Louw on Thursday. “The DA Fedex decided that there are no grounds or evidence to take disciplinary action against me. The complainant has been informed that his claims are baseless and that his so-called evidence does not support any allegation or suspicion of wrongdoing by me.

“The Democratic Alliance’s processes therefore exonerates me.

“I trust you will give my exoneration as much attention and print columns as you gave the baseless claims against me. Ethical journalism demands nothing less.”

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