MEC: Suspension a smear campaign

2013-03-06 15:45

Johannesburg - An orchestrated smear campaign was being conducted against him, North West Local Government and Traditional Affairs MEC China Dodovu said on Wednesday.

He was speaking following his suspension from the ANC's provincial executive committee.

Dodovu was released on bail of R20 000 on Tuesday after his arrest in connection with the murder of ANC regional secretary Obuti Chika.

"I am informed that those who suspended me claim to have done so informed by the ANC Mangaung national conference resolutions," Dodovu said at a briefing in Johannesburg.

The resolution states that urgent action will be taken against any ANC public officials or leaders facing damaging allegations.

The NEC had not yet finalised the resolutions, Dodovu said.

"It is, therefore, safe to assume that the action taken against me is not in line with said resolution, but is a hatchet job that is justified by a deliberate distortion of a resolution that is well-intended, but is now savaged by factionalists masquerading as custodians of morality."

Chika, 33, was shot in the driveway of his Klerksdorp home on 14 December. He died in a local hospital.

Eight people, including Dodovu, were arrested in connection with the crime.

Six of them were granted bail by the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The other accused are: North West provincial ANC Youth League chairperson Papiki Baboile, ward secretary Paul Molomonyane, Councillor Itumeleng Molebatsi, municipal worker William Malefo, taxi driver Kgotso Kali, and community members Sihlangu Sekhakhane and Jeffrey Letuka.

Dodovu, who was with Baboile at the briefing, said on Wednesday that he would contest the suspension.

He maintained that he was not involved in the killing, and said he would allow the law to take its course.

"I also intend to contest the summary suspension and denial of right of response," he said.

  • Paul De la Rey - 2013-03-06 15:52

    "but is a hatchet job that is justified by a deliberate distortion of a resolution that is well-intended, but is now savaged by factionalists masquerading as custodians of morality" - no ways china!

      Tim Norris - 2013-03-06 16:02

      This suspension could not possibly be because you have been arrested for murder!!!!!

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2013-03-06 16:27

      Smear campaign for an a*se-wipe, kinda makes sense....

      Gieljam Gomtor - 2013-03-06 16:59

      Wild North West in the making China should have read the unwritten small print of politics and that is do your thing but don't get caught out.

      Jack - 2013-03-06 19:08

      No, come on. We all know its because of apartheid,ne?!

  • Bra - 2013-03-06 16:04

    Come on comrade... How r u going to conduct ur duties properly with a murderer case on ur head... U r simple selfish. If u r truly not guilty, pull the Zuma's pre-polokwane stunt, win the case and come back and then the votes. Remember u r there at the premier's discretion.

  • Stefan Roets - 2013-03-06 16:04

    If this is a conspiracy and the charges are in no way valid, are you implying that the SAPS is corrupt MEC?

  • tj.madihlaba - 2013-03-06 16:04

    Shut up and clear your name,.......If I were you I would have stepped aside until the court of law proves that u r as clean as you claim.

  • Boikanyo Elton Mokgatle - 2013-03-06 16:19

    Ur case is totally different with of NC Chairperson John Block so dnt ask why the man is not suspended.Clear ur name first broer........

  • Motlhatlhedi WA Mogaka - 2013-03-06 16:36

    I dnt knw u all want 2 hang on 2 the ANC like ur nthng without it or ur lives ends wen u liv the org. Ur suspectd wth a cruz offence u should wory more abt it nt ur suspensiƶn to the anc china.

  • LesleyDGreyling - 2013-03-06 16:44

    hmmmm and NOBODY contends HIS BAIL of ONLY R20 000 for a man in HIS position and of his wealth? Yet everyone vilified Oscar for getting bail. Sorry but are they not accused of similar crimes???? So why is his bail okay with everyone?!~!

      Bryan Culross - 2013-03-06 17:06

      Me thinks a lot of hate-mongers were dissatisfied with Oscar's bail. It seemed to me that a lot of jealousy about Oscar was simmering below the surface with some people who it would seem were just too happy to see Oscar's downfall. I am not one of them.

      Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-03-06 18:28

      because unlike oscar,he did not pull the trigger four times, murder his girlfriend in cold blood and blame it on a black ghost,got it?

  • blessing.khumalo.90 - 2013-03-06 18:14

    It started withJZ accusing his comrades of conspiracy against him so now its you,whose next i say quit politics if it is that dirty.but i think u should allow the law to take its course rushing to the media wont help you.

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-06 18:15

    that excuse is so pap.

  • blessing.khumalo.90 - 2013-03-06 18:17

    Thats very true,the man is facing a sereous charge and his woried about is his position,u are going to loose it anyway rather focus on geting a gud lawer

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