ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile believes that the party’s integrity commission may have to decide on the election of Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa into the Gauteng ANC’s provincial executive at the weekend. Mahlangu is a former Gauteng health MEC, the tragic deaths of the Life Esidimeni patients happened under her watch, while Hlongwa is facing an investigation by the police’s special investigating unit for alleged corruption. Mashatile was responding to the question: "In terms of integrity‚ what message is the ANC sending to the society by the election of Tony Yengeni as head of its crime and corruption committee and Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa’s election at the weekend?" This was during his appearance before the Cape Town Press Club on Tuesday. "We have created an integrity commission and if there are allegations against leaders‚ they will appear‚" Mashatile said. "The commission may as well say ‘step down‚ so that we don’t do it arbitrarily’‚" he said. Mashatile de...

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