Western Cape ANC to demand answers from Truman Prince

2016-01-31 18:24
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Truman Prince (Who's Who)

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Cape Town – The ANC in the Western Cape will call on Beaufort West Mayor Truman Prince to explain himself following a number of controversies in which he has been embroiled lately.

This is according to provincial spokesperson Jabu Mfusi, who on Sunday said the party leaders would call on Prince to find out what exactly happened in his fundraising efforts, as well as in the latest incident of alleged assault.

Prince is in hot water after he requested that a tender be given to a construction company which was "sympathetic and having a relationship with the ANC".

Mfusi said they condemned Prince’s "lapse in judgement" during his "misguided efforts to raise funds for the work of the ANC. 

"The ANC has proper guidelines in how any of its structures and leaders should raise funds for its work and Prince, as a leader and a mayor, is fully aware of these guidelines," he said.

Mfusi said the party also wanted clarity on what happened during an incident where Prince was alleged to have assaulted a female traffic officer.

Truman rubbished the claims on Sunday and said he had merely asked the woman to get out of his way "in a gentle and manly way" after he and his partner were stopped for speeding in Leeu Gamka in the Karoo.

"In its scheduled meeting with Prince, [the party] will receive a proper and detailed feedback on these matters and what steps are necessary. The ANC expects the highest level of discipline and dedication from its leaders and members, steeped in its constitution, policies and guidelines," Mfusi said.

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