NFP treasurer axed following election blunder

2016-09-05 20:05

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Durban – The NFP has expelled its former treasurer general following the debacle which led to the party being disqualified from participating in the local government elections.

Xolani Ndlovu was found guilty of five offences during a disciplinary hearing held in July, NFP acting national chairperson Bheki Gumbi said on Monday. 

He apparently forgot to pay the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) the party’s required deposit, preventing it from contesting the August 3 local government elections.

Ndlovu faced five charges: misappropriation of party funds, gross dishonesty or corruption, false representation or deception to advance his own interests, bringing the party into disrepute for failing to register it with the IEC, and any other act of misconduct that would constitute just cause for dismissal.

Ndlovu was found guilty of all the charges and expelled from the NFP.

The party had no idea where he was.

“During all the disciplinary hearings, not once did he show up. Instead, he sent a representative, claiming he feared for his life.”

The hearing was moved from the party’s offices to the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Pietermaritzburg. Despite the better security available there, he still failed to arrive.

“This was a difficult process, emotionally draining, but we had to do it and make sure that we follow all due and legal processes in order to ensure that it is dealt with effectively and efficiently. We are glad that it has now been concluded,” Gumbi said.

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