ANC expels 22 Limpopo councillors

Johannesburg - The ANC's national disciplinary committee has dismissed an application by 22 Limpopo councillors for a review of their expulsion from the ANC, chairperson Derek Hanekom said on Tuesday.

"The NDC rejected the five arguments presented by the councillors and provided full reasons in its nine-page finding," he said.

The councillors alleged that the provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) hearing was irregularly conducted.

Hanekom said the NDC found that the failure of the 22 councillors to attend the disciplinary hearing, which was held between 27 June and 29 June, prejudiced their case and they had no valid excuse for not attending.

The NDC also found that the charges were properly served on the councillors by the deputy sheriff of the high court. The provincial disciplinary committee was entitled to proceed with the hearing in their absence, hear evidence from ANC witnesses and make its finding.

"The NDC therefore dismissed the application for review by the 22 applicants, and the sanction of expulsion by the PDC was confirmed," he said.

The councillors, from Mogalakwena municipality, were expelled on 6 July.

They were suspended after reports that they had attended a council meeting with opposition parties in April, where discussions around removing the mayor, chief whip and some members of the executive committee, were held.


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Tsheko Machete 2014/08/05 07:56:06 PM
Good job well done
German Shepherd 2014/08/05 07:56:16 PM
Main reason; supporting Malema
Stephanes Heunis 2014/08/05 08:03:29 PM
Djembe Ndebele 2014/08/05 08:04:37 PM
Do the right thing! Get rid of bad elements. Congratulations!
Sandisele Zitha 2014/08/05 08:07:39 PM
Last time they (ZANC) expelled, it came to haunt them.
Phil Galpin 2014/08/05 08:15:06 PM
Thats another 1000 votes for EFF! 22 Councillors plus (circa0 50 family members and hangers-on each, that have lost out on the gravy train.
WG Morgan 2014/08/05 08:16:05 PM
Is this an ANC disciplinary hearing? So why is that "The NDC also found that the charges were properly served on the councillors by the deputy sheriff of the high court." What has the High Court got to do with the ANC?? Fishy! Very fishy!
Lucky Tiva 2014/08/05 08:22:20 PM
Hahahahaha,their sin is the alleged support of the EFF!The move could come back and them.
Boikanyo Elton Mokgatle 2014/08/05 08:36:49 PM
EFF is ur home now...
Motho Fela 2014/08/05 08:43:02 PM
When ANC is going to start from top to sack those who are corrupt and incompetent???