Limpopo ANC concerned about former MEC's conduct

Limpopo ANC concerned about former MEC's conduct

Onicca Moloi has resigned as the sports and culture MEC, but her party says her conduct undermines its integrity.

Onicca Moloi
Onicca Moloi, the former sports and culture MEC of Limpopo. Photo: Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Limpopo

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha has accepted the resignation of his MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Onicca Moloi after her controversial statements on social media.

"It is of serious concern that she handled herself in a manner that undermined the integrity of both the organization and the government," the ANC said in a statement on Tuesday night.

Moloi reportedly made her statements on Facebook: "Don't worry, we will send our resignation letters and hand over your so-called 'blue lights' by Friday to make your job easy. We didn't join the ANC for blue lights..."

She later made another post: "We refused to be summoned to late meetings. We refused to be told what to write on Facebook, who to greet, which party to go to and what should be our views on the regional politics of Peter Mokaba."

Her comments came shortly after she was not elected to the provincial executive during the ANC's provincial elective conference in June.

The Provincial Executive Committee spokesperson Donald Selamolela said they hope to meet with Moloi to understand her actions.

Selamolela said residents learned of Moloi's resignation on social media while the party was only able to make contact with her until after Mathabatha accepted her resignation.

"The ANC had expected a cadre of her calibre to have handled the matter differently and better," read the statement.

Selamolela was careful to confirm disciplinary steps until after party members met with Moloi.

She will continue to serve in the Limpopo Legislature.

Jacarandafm News has not been able to reach Moloi for comment.

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