ANC KZN to issue temporary suspensions against those refusing to step aside

Rule 25.7 of the party’s constitution calls for the temporary suspension of members facing criminal charges.

FILE: ANC secretary general Ace Magashule is the most senior member affected by the resolution, which he is challenging in the courts, while KZN deputy provincial chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu has already stepped aside. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal will on Wednesday issue temporary suspensions against its members who are refusing to step aside.

The party has confirmed that it will meet with those affected by the 2017 resolution on Wednesday afternoon.

Rule 25.7 of the party’s constitution calls for the temporary suspension of members facing criminal charges.

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule is the most senior member affected by the resolution, which he is challenging in the courts, while KZN deputy provincial chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu has already stepped aside.

READ: ANC to oppose secretary-general Magashule's court bid to have suspension lifted

Its understood former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede - who is facing corruption charges - will be among those served with suspension letters.

It's provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela said: “Depending on the outcome of that meeting, we’ll know with certainty how many members are stepping aside and those who are not stepping aside, we’ll be implementing organisational decisions warranting their suspension.”

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