ANC leaders accused of bribery

2013-09-22 12:32
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Mahikeng - Former ANC councillors in the Tlokwe municipality have accused party leaders of having tried to bribe them with cushy government jobs if they refrained from contesting by-elections.

According to the Sunday Times, newly elected Tlokwe ward 26 independent councillor Stone Mahlabe, singled out ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo as having offered him a government job in exchange for his withdrawal from the by-election. Another former ANC councillor, Maseapei Madiehe-Teme, said Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom had visited her at home and promised a proportional representation seat or a government job.

Both Hanekom and Mahumapelo have denied doing so.

Mahlabe and Madiehe-Teme are two of 14 ANC councillors who were expelled for participating in the removal earlier this year of ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle, whom they accuse of corruption.

The ANC filed papers last month in the South Gauteng High Court regarding the mayor's removal, said a SAPA report, as the organisation disputed the validity of the votes that its councillors had given to a DA candidate.

ANC stalwart

Hanekom has been a leading light of the ANC for many years, having joined the party's National Executive Committee in 1994. He has held a number of leadership positions in government, since being appointed Minister of Agriculture and Land affairs in the first democratic government under President Nelson Mandela.

He moved to his current role, that of Minister of Science and Technology, in October 2012, following a stint as deputy minister in the same ministry.

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