ANC North West secretary suspended

2013-05-30 20:45
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Johannesburg - The ANC North West secretary Kabelo Mataboge has been suspended from the party for three years, the national disciplinary committee (NDC) said on Thursday.

"Comrade Mataboge was charged with prejudicing the integrity and repute of the African National Congress by impeding its activities and undermining its effectiveness as an organisation," NDC chairperson Derek Hanekom said in a statement.

"In a written guilty plea, comrade Mataboge admitted that on 7 December 2012, he was served with a notice of the intention by certain ANC members to bring an urgent application against the ANC, and failed to inform the ANC."

He said Mataboge had also admitted that he should have known that the omission on his part would prevent North West delegates from attending the ANC's Mangaung conference.

Mataboge's disciplinary was concluded on 24 May.

In December, a group of ANC North West members approached the North West High Court in Mafikeng to have its delegation to the Mangaung conference interdicted.

Hanekom said Matoboge also admitted that the ANC had suffered financial prejudice because it had to consult lawyers to oppose the interdict.

"The NDC accepted his plea of guilty and considered the mitigating factors placed before it.

"The NDC was of the view that comrade Mataboge was capable of rehabilitation, and recommended that the ANC appoints a senior comrade to work with him during the suspension period to reinforce his understanding of the values and culture of the ANC," he said.

The ANC in the province last year was marred by divisions over who it should nominate for president ahead of the elective conference.

Provincial chairman Supra Mahumapelo led a faction campaigning for a second term for Zuma.

Mataboge led a faction calling for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to be nominated for president.

Mataboge was shot at while opening the gate to his home in Mmabatho in November, but was not wounded.

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