ANC KZN's deputy chairperson facing fraud charges steps aside

ANC KZN's deputy chairperson facing fraud charges steps aside

Mike Mabuyakhulu has stepped aside as deputy chairperson of the ANC in KZN. 

Mike Mabuyakhulu

ANC spokesperson, Pule Mabe says they have been advised that the deputy chair of KZN has already turned in his letter to step aside. 

Mabuyakhulu is facing fraud and money laundering charges.

It relates to R28 million that was apparently paid to service providers for a jazz festival in Durban in 2012 that never took place.

Mabuyakhulu was the KZN MEC for Economic Development at the time.

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The ANC NEC's 30-day deadline for members who are facing criminal charges to step aside or be suspended expired last week.

Mabe says the party's National Working Committee has received reports from provinces on the status of implicated officials. 

"What the NWC has now done is has instructed that the necessary letters should be returned to affected members implementing this decision and applying the terms and conditions regulating their participation and conduct during their suspension." 

"There was a process led by the Treasurer-General  dealing with the terms and conditions regulating the participation and conduct of members during the period of the step-aside was done."

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