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At the Integrity Committee

13 July 2012, 14:06

On a sunny yet wintery day, the low temperature was countered by the warm air-conditioning in the room. The committee formed a quorum and could convene the meeting.

Humphrey walked into the room and proceeded to take a seat, facing the committee members. Before the proceedings could resume, the anthem was sung. The first member started the song, “Mshini wam’. Mshini wam’.” The rest of the members and Humphrey joined in singing, “Awuleth’ umshini wam’.” After the energetic rendition of the song, everyone sat down. Humphrey looked at the agenda in front of him. The items were:

1.    Opening and Welcome

2.    Apologies

3.    What to do with Humphrey

4.    What to tell the media

5.    Closure

The Chairperson of the committee welcomed all in attendance and proceeded through the items of the agenda. When they got to items 3 and 4, the following  deliberations occurred:

Member 1: Comrade Hump, you have served the organisation for a long time. You have served very well. It is unfortunate right now that we have to do what’s best for the Congress, as we approach Mangaung.

Humphrey: I understand, Chief.

Member 2: Following the Policy Conference, you remember also that some of the comrades pushed the idea that those who have serious allegations filed against them should step down from their positions.

Member 3: And that’s why this committee was established. Don’t worry, though, we know you have a family to feed. We just need to take you off the MEC position but you will still remain in the legislature.

Humphrey: Thank you Chief. But now, what do I tell the media?

Chairperson: The Communications Department will handle that part. They will write your statement. We will put in there that you have fully refunded the personal expenses...et cetera. You see, we don’t want you to be in big trouble. The people will understand.

Humphrey heaved a big sigh of relief knowing that it is all covered now. The committee meeting adjourned with a final rendition of the anthem Mshini wam’.

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