ANC could sack Lucky Moloi in line with Mangaung resolution on corruption

2013-05-31 00:00

LUCKY Moloi could face sacking from the ruling party. That’s if the ANC follows its Mangaung resolution about members who have been found guilty of wrongdoing, including corruption.

Moloi, the secretary of the ANC’s Bhambatha region, was found guilty of corruption by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Tuesday for accepting R200 000 to influence the uMgungundlovu District Municipality to buy MIB House in Langalibalele Street at an inflated price of R6 850 000.

His co-accused, ANC Moses Mabhida chairperson Alpha Shelembe and his wife, Joyful, were acquitted of charges of money laundering.

This could be a test for the ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC) members — to see if they are willing to abide by the Mangaung resolution, which was approved in December last year.

ANC councillors in Endumeni Municipality and in Greytown (uMvoti Municipality) are calling for the PEC to act swiftly on the matter because the general elections are to be held in 2014.

“If it is not investigated urgently, then our region will face a lot of challenges working with a person who has been found guilty of corruption,” said an ANC councillor who asked not to be named.

He said it would harm the party’s campaign, especially if its members spoke out against corruption.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC secretary Sihle Zikalala said the party would look into the matter internally.

“We would not like to speak on the matter in public until we have finished our internal process,” said Zikalala when asked about Moloi’s fate as the party’s regional secretary.

Asked if he would consider resigning as the Bhambatha regional secretary, an angry Moloi would not comment and slammed the phone down.

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