ANC: We won't suspend Peggy Nkonyeni

2011-11-01 16:26

Durban - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal will not suspend its beleaguered treasurer Peggy Nkonyeni from her provincial legislature speaker post, the party said on Tuesday.

"We will not suspend anyone based on malicious and misleading allegations," African National Congress provincial secretary, Sihle Zikalala told reporters in Durban.

He was responding to fresh corruption allegations against Nkonyeni who faces a string of charges relating to racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving R144m.

On Friday, Democratic Alliance provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu said Nkonyeni was listed as a director in 13 companies, three of which were known to have conducted business with the provincial government.

Mchunu said he received the information in a response from Finance MEC Ina Cronje to a parliamentary question.

He said three companies linked to Nkonyeni had done business worth R347 000 with the provincial government.

Zikalala said his party’s provincial executive committee received a thorough briefing after the allegations surfaced.

"Our preliminary investigation on the matter proves that the allegations by the DA are baseless and malicious," he said.

The business dealings mentioned by Mchunu "emanated from the work that was performed by the company before Nkonyeni got involved with the company".

He said the ANC did not doubt Nkonyeni’s innocence.

Zikalala said his organisation was disappointed with the SA Communist Party’s (SACP) stance on the allegations against her.

The SACP on Monday said the allegations were purely aimed at compromising her public standing. It also alleged they came from within the ANC.

"This is totally incorrect as these allegations arose from questions from the DA leader in the legislature."

Zikalala said the ANC supported Nkonyeni's decision to invite Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the allegations against her.

  • juan.coetzee - 2011-11-01 16:37

    And once again the message from the ANC is that corrupt cadres will be protected at all costs (and promoted where possible). After all, if the president can get away with it, why should anyone else be accountable?

      Dirk - 2011-11-01 17:38

      Whats the big deal? She is only a thief. Others in the party are thieves, murderers, rapists, ect ect ect. A pre requisite for "high office" in the ANC regime

  • Had - 2011-11-01 16:40

    Here we go yet again. It's like an epidemic with the ruling class.

  • Cheryl - 2011-11-01 16:44

    Suspend her suspend her suspend her.......

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 16:54

      If they suspend her it will be for 2 years with full paid benefits. I also want to work for the ANC, get a great salary, dip my hands in money when and where I want to and when I get caught out (YAY!) get suspended and go and have a full paid holiday for 2 years.

      Right - 2011-11-01 17:07 I said before. If you had been born with a black and Malema would have been the biggest of buddies. You two are so much ALIKE... in every way....your thought processes are the same.....except Malema is definitely more intelligent than you.

      Johnny - 2011-11-01 17:39

      No, she hasn't stolen enough. Give her more time. So much money, so little time.

      Anthony - 2011-11-01 20:06

      Servaas I see "right" is always trying to get "right" up your ass.

  • John - 2011-11-01 16:48

    It is just good business. Only get involved once they HAVE the tender.

  • Andrea - 2011-11-01 16:53

    How does one with an IQ of a stone commit corruption anyway???

  • braamc - 2011-11-01 17:58

    The fat thieving bitch didn't steal enough, people are starving but these criminals will continue. What a fu*cken hateful species they are

  • braamc - 2011-11-01 19:44

    @Right. Your steroids not only having an effect on your small mentality, they say other things also go small and smaller, how is it going for you?

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-01 20:01

    ANC: We won't suspend Peggy Nkonyeni No rope would ever stand the strain.

  • StirMonger - 2011-11-01 20:11

    We will not suspend anyone based on malicious and misleading allegations," You have information that I dont. Stand up & let us know. Don't be shy. help me understand! or are these the words of a pitify flunky grovelling for praise - or chocolate handouts.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-11-02 01:22

    I think right is secretly in love with servaas

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