By Thys Khiba
Rustenburg – The African National Congress Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) coordinator, Hlomane Chauke has accused the African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule of misinterpreting the provisions of Rule 25.23 of the ANC, ‘as amended and adopted at the 54th national conference.’
“For the record, there is no appeal served on the African National Congress Interim Provincial Committee or the African National Congress Provincial Disciplinary Committee (PDC),” said Chauke.
This follows a letter written by the SG Magashule to confirm that the ANC memberships of Mahumapelo and Lenkopane remains intact. Both leaders of the ANC in the North West province have been suspended by the PDC for being guilty of misconduct.
Meanwhile, Chauke says that an appeal from the Provincial Disciplinary Committee can only be lodged with the National Disciplinary Committee, not the National Disciplinary Committee.
“…there is no appeal pending with National Disciplinary Committee of Appeals and therefore, the decision of the Provincial Disciplinary Committee remains in force and effect,” said Chauke.
Chauke has also requested Magashule to supply them with a written proof of the appeal by both, Mahumapelo and Lenkopane.
“Secretary General Office did not have an authority of the ANC NEC by stating that membership of the comrade SOR Mahumapelo and comrade Bitsa Lenkopane is/are intact as provided for in Rule 25.44 of the ANC constitution,” said Chauke.