ANC suspends Nyoni for ‘leading anti-Mabuza campaign’

2015-07-28 15:50
Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza (Adele du Toit)

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

The ANC in Mpumalanga has suspended its provincial executive committee (PEC) member on allegations that he was organising a march against Premier David Mabuza’s leadership. 

Peter Nyoni was suspended during a PEC meeting yesterday when some of the committee members complained that he was part of the ‘Save Mpumalanga ANC’ group, which has accused Mabuza of being a dictator running a corrupt government and organisation. 

Provincial ANC secretary, Lucky Ndinisa, said the PEC received “prima facie” evidence that Nyoni was central to the destabilisation of the ANC and government. 

“Prima facie evidence was adduced to the effect that he is organising a march to the provincial office of the ANC under the banner of the so-called Save the ANC Campaign,” said Ndinisa. 

The Save Mpumalanga ANC group was formed by disgruntled members last year in attempt to sabotage a provincial general council that took a resolution that Mabuza should be retained for a third term as ANC chairperson in the upcoming October conference. 

The group also complained that the Mabuza camp was imposing decisions on branches and that the provincial office snubbed grievances about breach of party policies and procedures. Nyoni declined to comment. 

Ndinisa said Nyoni will be served with formal charges within 30 days. 

The Save Mpumalanga ANC group, however, believes that Nyoni’s suspension from the ANC was a pre-emptive strike before the provincial conference. 

Its leader, Sipho Monareng, said Nyoni did not play a part in organising the march nor was he a member of the group. “I had never heard Nyoni saying he is supporting us,” said Monareng.

Read more on:    david mabuza  |  anc
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.