ANC to issue suspension letters to Magashule, defiant members

ANC to issue suspension letters to Magashule, defiant members

The African National Congress (ANC) says it's sticking to its guns when it comes to holding party leaders and members accountable.

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On Tuesday, the party's national working committee (NWC) announced its decision to suspended members who failed to abide by the step-aside resolution last week.

A number of high-profile members, including secretary-general Ace Magashule, were given a 30-day deadline to step aside pending the outcome of investigations into their conduct.

The deadline lapsed on Friday.

“The NWC reaffirmed the decision of the most recent NEC meeting that all members who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes must step aside within 30 days, failing which they should be suspended in terms of Rule 25.70 of the ANC Constitution," the NWC said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The NWC resolved that the decision of the last NEC, as outlined above, must be implemented. Those who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes and who have not stepped aside should be suspended in terms of Rule 25.70 of the ANC Constitution."

Suspension letters will be sent out to members who failed to voluntarily step aside.

The letters will contain the terms and conditions regulating their participation and conduct during the suspension.

The affected member must also give a monthly progress report on their case to the party officials, while the decision by a member to step aside will be reviewed every six months.

The suspension will be up for further discussion this weekend during the special three-day national executive committee meeting.

"The NWC noted various reports of the Integrity Commission and resolved that these reports will be discussed at the Special NEC meeting on 8 – 10 May 2021."

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