How Mighty has fallen from favour

2012-10-13 18:09

A car loan worth R560 000 has landed former ANC and African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Mighty Madasa in hot water with the Pan-African Parliament.

Madasa joined the Pan-African Parliament in 2010 after a stint in South Africa’s Parliament – first with the ACDP and then, after crossing the floor in 2005, the ANC.

He is now the Pan-African Parliament’s clerk – the head of the institution’s secretariat.

An impeccable Pan-African Parliament source told City Press that Madasa had been investigated several months ago and was found to have:

» Misled the staff at the Pan-African Parliament about the bureau (the political leadership of the institution), approving a further car loan for him to the value of R560 000;

» Abused Pan-African Parliament money for his personal benefit;

» Unilaterally awarded a staff contract without the approval of the bureau; and

» Verbally abused and intimidated a staff member.

A Pan-African Parliament spokesperson confirmed that Madasa received a warning after a disciplinary process was concluded.

“There was a warning, but it happened a few months ago. It was a decision taken by the previous bureau. But the allegations were found to be true and a letter of warning was issued.”

Madasa did not respond to numerous phone calls and text messages.

Mighty has not fallen
The article published by City Press on October 14, “How Mighty has fallen from favour”, reported that I, Mighty Madasa, the clerk of the Pan-African Parliament, was found guilty of the acts published in that article after a hearing by the Pan-African Parliament.

I would like to put the record straight.

Some staff of the Pan-African Parliament without moral scruples who were fighting in collaboration with some politicians to have me sacked from my position made the allegations to the previous bureau that were published in City Press.

That bureau found me guilty without a hearing, in violation of internal procedures.

I appealed the matter internally.

In August this year the current bureau appointed an ad hoc committee of two members of Parliament from each region of the continent to investigate all historical mismanagement matters of the Pan-African Parliament and recommend action.

This committee sat during October and deliberated on matters brought before it.

The same allegations that City Press published on October 14 about me were presented again for consideration by the same accusers.

I was called to reply on the issues and the committee found: “After evaluation of the allegations, as well as documents provided in support of the allegations, it was found there was insufficient evidence of personal misconduct on the part of the clerk”.

This committee’s recommendations and report were accepted unanimously by the plenary on October 18.

 Therefore, I was exonerated from these false allegations.

For the record, I was in the ANC long before crossing from the African Christian Democratic Party in 2004 and the circumstances of my actions then are well documented. – Mighty Madasa



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