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ANC WC Secretary Faiez Jacobs to face disciplinary hearing

Jacobs was officially charged with common assault after he allegedly assaulted a researcher in November.

Picture: ANC flags. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape Secretary Faiez Jacobs will be in the dock for assault next month, but not before he faces the party's disciplinary committee.

Jacobs was officially charged with common assault after he allegedly assaulted a researcher in November.

Depending on a decision from the provincial director of public prosecutions, Jacobs will have to answer to a charge of common assault.

The ANC says it placed Jacobs on precautionary leave because it does not want to create a tense atmosphere in the provincial office as the complainant still works there.

"We looked at the process and it might compromise the integrity of the process if they're both here, as he is a person who is a senior to that particular individual," the party's deputy provincial chairperson Khaya Magaxa explained.

Jacobs' disciplinary hearing will begin on 23 January.

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