NDC con­firms mayor’s ex­pul­sion

The Rep - - NEWS - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

TSOL­WANA mayor Khaya Nqiqhi has con­firmed re­ceipt of a let­ter in­form­ing him that his ap­peal to the ANC's na­tional dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee (NDC) on his ex­pul­sion from the party has been re­jected.

The Rep re­ported (“ANC suspends mayor Nqiqhi” April 17 2015) that pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for the Chris Hani dis­trict, Wil­liam Ngozi, con­firmed Nqiqhi's sus­pen­sion and called on him not to rep­re­sent the party on any plat­form.

In Au­gust 2014, The Rep re­ported that pro­vin­cial se­cre- tary Os­car Mabuyane re­ported ma­jor reshuf­fles of the troika of lo­cal gov­ern­ments of some ar­eas in the Chris Hani dis­trict, in­clud­ing Tsol­wana. Nqiqhi was then asked to step down but he de­clined to do so, claim­ing that he had the sup­port of the party’s branches.

Nqiqhi was sub­se­quently ex­pelled from the ANC for dis­obey­ing the party and ap­pealed soon there­after. The NDC has, how­ever, up­held the de­ci­sion.

In a tele­phonic in­ter­view Nqiqhi said, “Af­ter I re­ceived the let­ter, I de­cided to use an­other plat­form to ap­peal the de­ci­sion. I wrote to the ANC's na­tional dis­ci­plinary com­mit- tee of ap­peals (NDCA), chaired by Jeff Radebe. I am still wait­ing for their de­ci­sion,” he said, adding that the sit­u­a­tion in Tsol­wana was calm with no dis­rup­tions to the op­er­a­tion of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

ANC Chris Hani re­gional sec­re­tary Lu­sanda Sizani said the dis­ci­plinary hear­ing was be­tween the per­son in­volved and the NDC chaired by Derek Hanekom.

Sizani said the let­ter con­firmed Nqiqhi's ex­pul­sion. “We are com­mu­ni­cat­ing it through the struc­tures of the ANC. I con­firm that he re­ceived the let­ter and I am called by his branch to ex­plain what will hap­pen in fu­ture.”

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