Veteran actress and singer Marah Louw is adamant that she never signed up to represent the African Content Movement (ACM) in Parliament.
ACM is associated with controversial former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Louw said she was surprised to see her name on ACM’s list of candidates to Parliament and is in the process of removing it. She insisted:
I never left the ANC. I am ANC through and through. I have had ANC stickers on my car. I have performed at rallies. I have walked with leaders. I have never hidden the fact that I am an ANC member.Marah Louw
The talented actress added that Motsoeneng had lent her money to replace her car’s tyres recently.
He then apparently used this opportunity to recruit her to ACM and add her name to its Parliamentary list.
Louw said she even signed forms Motsoeneng presented to her, but wasn’t aware that she was actually joining ACM’s list to Parliament.
She has now undertaken to repay Motsoeneng as soon as possible and to write to IEC to remove her name.
This is the latest in a series of setbacks for Motsoeneng. His court bid to force SABC to broadcast his party’s manifesto launch live failed spectacularly over the weekend after the court struck it down with costs.