ANC KZN taking strong stance against corruption: Zikalala

ANC KZN taking strong stance against corruption: Zikalala

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says any of its officials accused of corruption and other serious offences will be asked to step down.  

Sihle Zikalala

On the fate of Durban's fraud-accused mayor, Zandile Gumede, the party says it will make its decision known public tomorrow.  

This on the back of several media reports that Gumede has already been asked to take a leave of absence of 30 days to give the party time to mull over her future. 

The ANC's Sihle Zikalala says the Provincial Executive Committee's adopted a resolution that there needs to be urgent and an immediate response to claims of wrongdoing by its members.

"Without casting any doubt or saying comrades you are guilty, as the PEC we want to affirm the decision we have taken and that the ANC will subject that matter to processes within the movement. The ANC should finalise those processes within 30 days," Zikalala said. 

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Zikalala has been speaking at the start of a two-day PEC Lekgotla in Empangeni.  

He says members who refuse to step down will be removed by force. 

"That stepping down means a comrade who is charged must take leave. If a comrade is not taking voluntary leave, the ANC will be compelled to remove that comrade. If that comrade does not follow that decision, it will mean we will have to recall that comrade through convening a structure and ensure that members of the ANC vote that person out," he said.  

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