Suspended Western Cape leader should know fate by next week - ANC

2015-12-08 16:55
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Cape Town – The disciplinary process against suspended ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs should be resolved by next week, acting secretary Thandi Manikivana said on Thursday.

But this would depend on the witnesses and the information received, she added.

Jacobs was placed on precautionary suspension following an alleged assault at the ANC's offices.

He has been accused of beating up researcher Wesley Seale for failing to write a report on the organisation. 

Following their provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting over the weekend, the party resolved to deal with the disciplinary process speedily.

"This is because we don't want someone to act in a position forever," Manikivana said.

She said a disciplinary committee would do the investigation, draft a charge sheet and call in witnesses before presenting the final findings.

The process could be delayed, if witnesses differed, or more information was needed. 

If that happened, the disciplinary process did allow for the matter to go into the next year, she said. 

At the PEC meeting, the party also discussed their readiness for the 2016 local government elections. 

"The ANC in the Western Cape is ready for local government elections. Our structures are in place. We are on the right track to be able to reclaim all the municipalities in the Western Cape," Manikivana said. 

This will be tested when the party contests two Western Cape by-elections on Wednesday December 9 - in Cape Town and Oudtshoorn.

"We are confident that our election machinery will show its great strength and deliver positive results for the African National Congress."

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