Lungisa to campaign for ANC despite charges

Former NYDA boss Andile Lungisa says he will campaign for the ANC over the festive season.

FILE: Andile Lungisa (left) and EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) boss Andile Lungisa says he will still be campaigning for the ANC even though he is facing charges of fraud and money laundering.

That case was postponed today until January, giving time for the legal representations by Lungisa and his three co-accused to be considered by the state.

The four are accused of splitting R2.5 million amongst themselves after promising to deliver R&B singer R Kelly to perform at a Nelson Mandela Sports Concert at the FNB Stadium in August.

Lungisa says nothing will stop him from doing work for the ANC ahead of the 2014 general elections, even though he faces embarrassing charges of cheating the system.

"I will be campaigning for the whole festive season, especially along the coastline to make sure that young people go and vote for the ANC."

Lungisa is still out on bail.

Lungisa was initially outspoken about Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula being behind the charges, saying it was all a plot.

He was a lot calmer today, saying the truth will finally be revealed when he appears in court in January.