EFF threatens to lay criminal charges against the ANC’s Bovu
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:43:05
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has threatened to lay criminal charges against the outgoing MMC for housing in the Johannesburg Metro, Dan Bovu.
The party alleges that he has been calling its councillors, offering them money to the value of R500 000.
This is allegedly in exchange for them to vote with the African National Congress (ANC) during the elections of the Johannesburg City Council on Monday.
The ANC lost its majority and desperately need support from other political parties in order to retain control of the Metro.
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says:
“We are sending a strong warning that we shall not tolerate it – and we shall accordingly be opening a case. The ANC must accept defeat, and not try to remain in power through corrupt means. The people of South Africa have rejected them that is why they lost the popular vote… because they have not been doing the right thing. We shall advise as soon as we have opened the case, we are working on that. The members that were approached will be opening the case.”
The SABC’s attempt to get comment from Bovu was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, In KwaZulu-Natal the EFF says they will meet with all eThekwini branch members in Durban on Monday to address grievances raised by some of their members.
Disgruntled members threatened to disrupt operations in the party offices in the city and the provincial offices.
They are demanding the disbanding of the party’s eThekwini Regional Command Team citing irregularities in the EFF’s party list for the eThekwini metro council.
The Convenor of the EFF in KwaZulu-Natal region, Marshal Dlamini says they will deal with ill-disciplined members in the party.
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