Suspended Western Cape leader should know fate by next week - ANC

2015-12-08 16:55
Faiez Jacobs (Facebook)

Faiez Jacobs (Facebook)

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

Cape Town – The disciplinary process against suspended ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs should be resolved by next week, acting secretary Thandi Manikivana said on Thursday.

But this would depend on the witnesses and the information received, she added.

Jacobs was placed on precautionary suspension following an alleged assault at the ANC's offices.

He has been accused of beating up researcher Wesley Seale for failing to write a report on the organisation. 

Following their provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting over the weekend, the party resolved to deal with the disciplinary process speedily.

"This is because we don't want someone to act in a position forever," Manikivana said.

She said a disciplinary committee would do the investigation, draft a charge sheet and call in witnesses before presenting the final findings.

The process could be delayed, if witnesses differed, or more information was needed. 

If that happened, the disciplinary process did allow for the matter to go into the next year, she said. 

At the PEC meeting, the party also discussed their readiness for the 2016 local government elections. 

"The ANC in the Western Cape is ready for local government elections. Our structures are in place. We are on the right track to be able to reclaim all the municipalities in the Western Cape," Manikivana said. 

This will be tested when the party contests two Western Cape by-elections on Wednesday December 9 - in Cape Town and Oudtshoorn.

"We are confident that our election machinery will show its great strength and deliver positive results for the African National Congress."

Read more on:    anc  |  cape town  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
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.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.