ANC expels Tshwane deputy secretary

2016-04-11 14:02

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Johannesburg - The ANC in Gauteng has expelled its Tshwane deputy secretary and member of the mayoral committee for roads, George Matjila, the provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) announced on Monday.

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, PDC chairperson Mondli Gungubele said in a statement on the outcome of the case.

The motive behind the plan was to prevent the regional congress from proceeding because, in his view, a faction hostile to the regional leadership was going to emerge and destabilise the regional leadership.

"This problem has continued to rear its ugly head within the organisation and it is the considered view of the PDC that it should be rooted out," said Gungubele.

"This conduct cannot be reconciled with the historic mission of the African National Congress."

Matjila was charged with contravening the ANC's constitution.

As a senior member of more than 25 years, Matjila should have known better, Gungubele said.

"He has been found guilty of serious acts of misconduct and the fact that he is a senior member does not accrue in his favour.

"In fact it aggravates the charges he has been found guilty of. The ANC PDC finds his behaviour inconsistent with the democratic values of the ANC and in contravention of the rules governing discipline in the ANC."

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