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‘Molebatsi Bopape’s suspension in line with ANC’s constitution’

The ANC says the former MEC's suspension allegedly relates to her behaviour in the legislature last month.

Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says it's confident the suspension of former Sports & Recreation MEC Molebatsi Bopape is in line with the party's constitution.

On Monday, the party's provincial working committee announced Bopape, who has been working as a member of the provincial legislature, has been suspended with immediate effect.

Her suspension allegedly relates to her behaviour in the legislature last month, which the party says undermined the political authority of the ANC caucus.

In September, Bopape, speaking in the legislature, threatened to reveal details about the handling of her case by Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

LISTEN: Former Sports MEC Molebatsi Bopape opens up about her suspension by Gauteng ANC

Provincial speaker Ntombi Mekgwe refused to allow Bopape to address the house.

The former MEC faced corruption and misconduct allegations during her time as Sports and Recreation MEC three years ago.

Part II: Former Sports MEC Molebatsi Bopape opens up about her suspension

Bopape has criticised the party for its handling of the matter and says she is considering all legal options to oppose the move.

The ANC's Nkenke Kekana said, "If you are disruptive in a meeting and if your conduct undermines the authority of the ANC, we have a responsibility as the provincial leadership to intervene."

LISTEN: Gauteng ANC explains Molebatsi Bopape's suspension