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ANC structures in Southern Cape to meet embattled senior leader

African National Congress (ANC) structures in the Southern Cape were to meet an embattled senior leader in the region on Thursday.

Truman Prince is the party’s mayor in Beaufort West – the only municipality the ANC has sole control of in the Western Cape.
Prince is facing possible disciplinary action.

He is alleged to have sourced funding on behalf of the party in exchange for tenders.

Prince is no stranger to controversy and was once expelled from the ANC in 2006.

He is now alleged to have written a letter requesting that a tender be given to a company linked to the party.

He also faces criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer.

A charge he has denied, saying the matter has been blown out of proportion.

ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte says the region of the ANC is meeting Prince.

“It is their responsibility to deal with him in terms of the ANC disciplinary matters,” adds Duarte.

Meanwhile, the ANC in the Western Cape faces a number of challenges ahead of the local government elections.

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman and provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs face charges of sexual harassment and assault respectively.

Duarte adds, “We do not think that we have a major crisis in the province, what we have is, we have suspended the chair and the secretary pending internal processes to deal with their matters.”

Duarte met party structures in Lawaaikamp, George.

She has also visited the Klein and Central Karoo regions.

– By SABC

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