PAC faction challenges leadership

2013-07-23 19:12
Parliament (Dan Calderwood, News24)

Parliament (Dan Calderwood, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A faction within the PAC said on Tuesday it would seek an interdict preventing Parliament from swearing in a new party MP.

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) president Letlapa Mphahlele was expelled from the party at the end of May after a meeting of its national disciplinary committee (NDC).

Faction spokesperson Apa Pooe said they found out about Mphahlele's removal from National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu, through their lawyers, on 12 July.

Pooe said the letter of Mphahlele's removal was already on social networking site Facebook at that stage.

"According to the letter from the Speaker, the removal was as a result of a letter written by then suspended secretary general, Mr Narius Moloto, who claimed that [the] PAC has expelled Mr Letlapa Mphahlele," he said.

"Despite the fact that the national executive council of [the] PAC wrote to Parliament, it would appear that the office of [the] Speaker has been deliberately flirting with Mr Moloto in order to swear in someone whose name was submitted by Mr Narius Moloto."

The faction would approach the Western Cape High Court on Thursday to interdict Sisulu from swearing any person in as a member of the National Assembly in place of Mphahlele.

The NDC said in May that Mphahlele had been charged with failing to account for parliamentary and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) funds, not respecting national executive committee (NEC) decisions, and appointing a chief administrator even though the position was not provided for by the PAC constitution.

He had been accused of creating a bogus NEC, appointing a publicity secretary, suspending deputy secretary general Bennett Joko without due process, failing to abide by a court order preventing him from holding a PAC meeting, and promoting factionalism within the party's ranks.

The NDC said neither Mphahlele nor his legal representatives attended its sittings and had found him guilty on all charges.

- SAPA
Read more on:    pac  |  iec  |  max sisulu  |  cape town  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

The craziest deaths of 2014
How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!
This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is so much going on around you and inside your head. You may want to take your ideas to the next level. Romance may be...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.