Pallo Jordan resigns, apologises to ANC

2014-08-11 20:41

Pallo Jordan has resigned from Parliament and apologised to the ruling party after reports that his qualifications are false.

Jordan had also offered to resign from the national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC and from the ANC.

“True to his character, he has apologised to the ANC, its membership and South Africa as a whole,” said secretary general Gwede Mantashe today.

“A man of comrade Pallo Jordan’s intellect does not need to perpetuate deceit; he must be given time to deal with his guilt. As the ANC, we have accepted his public apology; to apologise was not an action of the faint-hearted.”

Mantashe said the ANC received a detailed explanation from Jordan today on claims that his qualifications were false.

The ANC national officials had accepted his resignation from Parliament, but his resignation from membership of the NEC and the ANC have been referred to the structures of the organisation, he said.

The Sunday Times reported last week that no evidence could be found that Jordan, who goes by the title ‘Dr’ has ever had an honorary doctorate bestowed on him.

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