ANC integrity committee to crack down on members who tarnish party image

2015-09-21 18:03
Gwede Mantashe (Picture: AFP)

Gwede Mantashe (Picture: AFP)

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Johannesburg - The ANC's "watered down" integrity committee will now have the power to make decisions regarding those who tarnish the party's image, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

Previously the committee, run by ANC stalwarts, could only make recommendations on how to deal with members who had brought the party into disrepute.

"Our debate was that long processes have an impact of watering down... the integrity committee," he told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday following a national executive committee meeting.

"Members of the organisation implicated in wrongdoing are expected to consider the implications of the allegations levelled against them on the reputation and integrity of the ANC."

Mantashe said this talked to the point the NEC made that the party's strength lay in its ability to self-criticise and self-correct.

He claimed that since the establishment of the committee, the number of cases of wrongdoing reported in the media had dropped to "almost invisibility". 

"The integrity committee is a deterrent," he said.

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