THE sub-district of the South African Communist Party in KwaNobuhle has thrown its weight behind Uitenhage councillor Andile Gqabi, who is under pressure from ANC bosses to resign, saying he was being targeted because he disagreed with regional leaders.
Spokesman for the sub-district Simphiwe Madlavu said the moves by the ANC against Gqabi amounted to a witch-hunt.
Gqabi was instructed to resign about a year ago by the ANC branch in Ward 42, and was given until Sunday to hand in his resignation but did not do so.
The call for his resignation came after ANC executive member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma found that the nomination process through which Gqabi was elected before the 2011 municipal elections was irregular.
In her report, released at the end of 2012, it was said Gqabi was chosen by a screening committee which had two members who were not in good standing. – Rochelle de Kock
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