ANC Western Cape secretary back at work after suspension lifted

2016-01-26 13:14

Cape Town – ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs is back at work following a successful appeal against his precautionary suspension for allegedly assaulting a colleague. 

He was placed on precautionary suspension in December after being accused of beating up researcher Wesley Seale for failing to write a report on the organisation.

The suspension followed a post on Facebook by Anda Qhama Bici, which carried a picture of Seale bleeding. 

Western Cape ANC spokesperson Yonela Diko said Jacobs had returned to work on Tuesday after his suspension was lifted on Monday.

"The ANC in the Western Cape can confirm that its provincial secretary, Faiez Jacobs, is back at work after the ANC’s national disciplinary committee of appeals upheld his appeal against his unprocedural suspension," he said.

Last week on Tuesday, the party confirmed that criminal charges had been laid against Jacobs.

"I received a message from the complainant [Seale], sharing with me that he received a call from the SAPS that Comrade Faiez Jacobs is formally charged," another Western Cape ANC spokesperson Jabu Mfusi told News24 at the time. 

"His first appearance will be on February 11 at Cape Town Magistrate's Court." 

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