KwaZulu-Natal ANC tells members facing criminal charges to step down
The move by PEC effectively neutralises last week’s decision to appoint Zandile Gumede to the KwaZulu-Natal legislature
In what could be seen as a pre-emptive strike ahead of the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) meeting at the weekend, the party's KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive says all its members who faces criminal charges should step down from their responsibilities, both in the party and in the state.
The party is under increasing pressure to act against those in its ranks who are accused of corruption. Anger about the issue of corruption in the party has been fuelled by allegations of misuse of relief funds earmarked by the government to purchase protective equipment aimed at fighting the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic...