Cadre deployment: DA wins contempt of court case against Mbalula

Cadre deployment: DA wins contempt of court case against Mbalula

The High Court in Johannesburg has found the ANC and its secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula, guilty of contempt of court.

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The verdict came after the ANC failed to disclose records of its cadre deployment committee, dating back to when President Cyril Ramaphosa was chairperson in 2013.

The court ordered the ANC to pay the DA's costs and provide the requested information within 15 days. 

The DA believes ANC excluded specific minutes from the records, provided illegible information, and destroyed information on laptops while the court process was underway.

"The ruling confirms beyond all doubt that the ANC is a lawless criminal syndicate that is prepared to trigger a constitutional crisis to hide the fact that its corrupt cadre deployment committee is the root cause of state capture, corruption and service delivery failure," said DA MP Leon Schreiber.

"The court today agreed with the DA that this behaviour by the ANC, in violation of a court order upheld by the Constitutional Court, amounts to ‘wilful’ and ‘male fide’ contempt of court."

The DA wants to hand over laptops and hard drives to an independent IT expert to determine if any records were removed.


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