Councillor ordered to resign by ANC supported by SACP


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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  • November 6, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Gqabi won and that show that he is the people’s choice and force we can’t run away from that. Gwede and other leaders must comment now but the ward is gone it it’s not coming back at all. An Independent candidate potential to deliver is not determined by attitude but the way people are willing to assist the person going forward. History will remain there but if it si rotten then no one will tolerate such history.


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