Ex-MEC held for theft of ANC papers

2012-03-08 10:02

Johannesburg - Mishack Malinga, a former Mpumalanga MEC for agriculture, was arrested in Middelburg on Tuesday night in connection with the alleged theft of ANC documents, according to a report on Thursday.

Malinga was reported by fellow party members and taken into custody at the party's electoral offices at the town hall.

He was fired from his job as MEC several months ago and since then has served as an ordinary member of the provincial legislature, Beeld reported on Thursday.

In recent months, Malinga was asked to investigate problems in the ANC's Nkangala district offices, which were in a state of chaos because of tensions linked to the party's forthcoming provincial congress.

During a meeting on Tuesday night, an argument began, and a fist fight ensued.

Malinga allegedly snatched an envelope from one of the delegates. It contained a list of names of delegates who would attend the forthcoming congress, as well as completed nomination forms for the leadership election.

"He walked away with an envelope full of documents and we called the police," said Tommy Nkoana, the ANC's district chairperson.

Malinga appeared briefly in court on Wednesday.

  • aprilia.mille - 2012-03-08 10:18

    Just like school kids. No wonder nobody has any respect for them.

  • Compos - 2012-03-08 10:48

    Jeez our politicians are common (maybe news24's spell-check will change it to conmen. But that is just a wish.

  • rbphiri - 2012-03-08 10:53

    "He was fired from his job as MEC several months ago and since then has served as an ordinary member of the provincial legislature". Remove him from the department completely...he shouldn't even serve as a janitor in that department. What was he gonna do, send a hitman to kill all the nominees

  • william - 2012-03-08 10:59

    Tipical A.N.C member of that organization!!!!!

      Glyn - 2012-03-08 18:14

      Spell anc with lower case letter! Do not give them upper case status!

  • MSGRule - 2012-03-08 11:03

    Ooooo names of the guys that will attedn the meeting. See where this secrecy bill is going.

  • Treacle - 2012-03-08 11:08

    and all I hear are jungle sounds in the background..

      Fussed - 2012-03-08 11:19

      The biggest test will be if and when the DA wins the elections, will they give up there seats gracefully or will it be WAR?

      Michael - 2012-03-08 16:27

      with Zanu-pf as their teachers........WAR mate.... WAR!!!!

      Glyn - 2012-03-08 18:16

      When the dA wins the elections the anc will promptly stab each other in the back!

  • Gert - 2012-03-08 11:20

    Thief eating thief's - dog eating dogs. Who is fooling who ?? Stupid idiotic rulers of this country

  • Morwa - 2012-03-08 11:38

    Why am i not surpised by this...I feel so sorry for the fellow citizens who are loyal to this corrupt and unruly bunch. This goes to show that he had no interest in serving the people of his Province but more focused on the position which comes with power to suppress his very own... pity that these are the kinds of leaders the ANC has to tolerate and continue to breed.

      Mike - 2012-03-08 11:43

      Unfortunantly its a common 'problem' throughout africa, the ones that are supposed to govern and lead are more concerned about their own pockets and power. The reason africa is in the state its in

  • Kevin - 2012-03-08 13:00

    no anc documents can be worth the paper it is written on. Let the man go and apologise.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-08 13:02

    Such classy politicians

  • Ally - 2012-03-08 15:55

    Hey! Why the rapid action when it's just a bunch of papers, yet nothing is done when billions of rands are stolen by these selfsame ANC crooks? Just goes to show what's important to ANC cadres.

  • Nigel - 2012-03-08 17:54

    lovely, can only be the ANC, fist fights...they can't even get along with each other, how the hell will they get along with other parties

  • braamc - 2012-03-08 19:47

    If it comes out of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, we know what comes out of there

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