ANC Tshwane deputy secretary to appeal expulsion

2016-04-12 22:07
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Pretoria – Expelled ANC Tshwane deputy secretary and member of the mayoral committee George Matjila, would fight his expulsion from the party and remain in his position, the party in the region said on Tuesday.

"While we accept the decision of the PDC [provincial disciplinary committee] we must acknowledge the constitutional rights of comrade Matjila.

"The constitution affords him the opportunity to appeal the outcome of the PDC with the national disciplinary committee (NDC)," said regional secretary, Paul Mojapelo.

"The constitution further allows for him to remain an active member while the process of the appeal unfolds. In this case, he has duly lodged an appeal with the NDC."

Disrupt ANCYL congress

Matjila was charged with being the "mastermind" behind a plan to disrupt the ANC Youth League's Tshwane regional congress which took place at the Roodevallei conference centre in Pretoria in August 2014, PDC chairperson, Mondli Gungubele, said in a statement on the outcome of the case on Monday.

The motive behind the plan was allegedly to prevent the regional congress from proceeding because, in his view, a faction hostile to the regional leadership was going to emerge and destabilise it.

Matjila was charged with contravening the ANC's constitution.

Mojapelo said the ANC Greater Tshwane Region acknowledged and respected the decision of the PDC to expel Matjila.

"As the region, we would like to emphasise that the ANC does not and will not tolerate ill discipline and behaviour that is not consistent with our ethos, values and culture of our organisation. We particularly condemn and deplore any behaviour that contravenes the constitution  of our movement," he said.

Values and culture

The ANC in the region would use every opportunity available to encourage members to live and breath the values and culture of the movement, he said.

Mojapelo said as the country geared up for the local government elections, the party in Tshwane remained united behind one programme.

He said while the appeal was underway, Matjila would retain his position.

"... comrade Matjila will remain an active member of the organisation, a deputy regional secretary and in all areas where he may currently be deployed until the matter has been finalised by the NDC. The ... coming months will require us to remain focused as victory is certain," he said.

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