Tshwane ANC deputy secretary's expulsion overturned

2016-05-31 14:56
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Pretoria - ANC Tshwane deputy secretary and MMC for roads George Matjila has won an appeal against his expulsion from the party.

"The earlier ruling was overturned in his favour," Tshwane regional spokesperson Teboho Joala told News24.

"The [expulsion]... has been lifted and the sanction has been set aside."

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.

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.

Joala said the ANC Greater Tshwane region welcomed the decision of the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) regarding the expulsion.

"The NDC... resolved on the appeal which was submitted by cadre Matjila following the decision by the provincial disciplinary committee which had come to a guilty verdict and the sanction of expulsion. The NDC however decided to find in favour of cadre Matjila and also decided to have the sanction set aside," he said.

"We are quite delighted that this matter has been put to rest and that cadre Matjila and the leadership collective in Tshwane will focus on our historic mission of transforming the city into post-apartheid capital city.

“Our immediate task though is to work hard in order to ensure that we retain the state levers on the 3rd of August [on local government election day]," said Joala.

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