IFP to celebrate Shelembe axing

2010-10-28 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in Estcourt is going to have a motorcade in town to celebrate the expulsion of uMtshezi mayor Maliyakhe Lymon Shelembe, who was expelled from the party after the disciplinary committee hearing was completed last week.

IFP uMtshezi constituency secretary and Shelembe’s arch-rival Mthembeni Majola told T he Witness yesterday that after the news of Shelembe’s expulsion, there was a motorcade celebration in Weenen and “today we are going to hold the motorcade in town”.

Yesterday, IFP national organiser Albert Mangaqa Mncwango told The Witness that the party’s disciplinary committee took a decision to withdraw Shelembe’s membership during a hearing which was held in his absence last Friday.

“The disciplinary committee tried for several times to bring him to the hearing, but he always failed to attend but produced medical certificates. After consultation with our lawyers, it was decided that the disciplinary process could be held in his absence and last Friday he was found guilty of bringing the party into disrepute …”

The Witness learnt that uMtshezi deputy mayor Lucky Ntshaba, who is also an IFP councillor, had been asked to act in the position until the IFP appoint a new person.

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