ANC will kick out fraudsters

2012-11-18 14:28

Johannesburg - ANC members who are convicted of fraud, theft or corruption in future could be immediately expelled from the governing party.

This is the most radical amendment proposed to the party’s constitution at the weekend’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting held in Pretoria and is expected to be adopted at the party’s Mangaung conference. 

City Press is in possession of a copy of the proposed new constitution.

It also lists money laundering, racketeering, receiving the proceeds of unlawful activities or financial impropriety as crimes for which members will be expelled instantly.

A task team led by Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane has also included a clause that compels ANC comrades who are deployed in government to sign contracts with the ruling party.

This means they can be recalled if they do not perform their duties in line with the ANC’s rules. 

The revised constitution closes the loopholes that were used by former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema during his disciplinary process.

It allows for the temporary suspension of members who were found guilty by the disciplinary committee, but are awaiting appeal.

Malema used this time to mobilise against Zuma.

The new rules state lawyers used in disciplinary hearings may not be paid and must commit to being available for a set period of time.

They are not allowed to delay cases because they have other commitments, as was the case with Malema’s lawyers. 

The Freedom Charter will also be appended to the constitution to ensure the ANC takes ownership of it. 

- City Press

  • brendon.alberts - 2012-11-18 14:42

    Will there be anyone left in the party ?

      gerhard.nel - 2012-11-18 15:02

      Does this mean Winnie will go?

      gerald.king.589 - 2012-11-18 15:44

      Wheres your sense of humour? Every good financial has a joke strip.

      daleinn - 2012-11-18 16:05

      year on year takings of tx payers money, has already riddled service delivery, and fulfilled the desires of the elite few

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-11-18 16:31

      HAHAHAHA stop lying ANC - nearly all of you are corrupt and some of you are rapist HIV deniers!!

      pj.egolie - 2012-11-18 18:16

      a one man party ;}

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-11-18 22:26

      It's another publicity stunt. The ANC membership would have to vote to get this change made. How many will be willing to vote themselves out of membership?

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-19 08:50

      I wonder if they believe this crap. Nobode else seems to.

  • euny.baloyi - 2012-11-18 14:44

    U better start by Mr showerhead.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-19 09:54

      Why do you think rape and sexual harassment is not in that list.

  • desmond.webster - 2012-11-18 14:48

    "Could or will be".Two completely different actions.If it's will be,the party could loose its majority.If it's could be, nothing will change, wether it's constitutionalized or not!

  • KCorsar - 2012-11-18 14:51

    Electioneering, nothing more - this IF implemented should be a RETROSPECTIVE punishment and include ALL those previously convicted, which could decimate the party ranks completely.

  • rontheogre - 2012-11-18 14:59

    It is not as if the rate at which they were prosecuted and found guilty is high. The ANC should rather have proposed that all accused of corruption would be investigated and PROSECUTED. The rest will then follow in any case.

  • denis.delaport - 2012-11-18 15:06

    oops!!, all the ANC members?????, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I know, move them from parliament to the jail by bus.

  • nick.sailer - 2012-11-18 15:06

    I'll not hold my breath. Noble as the sentiment might be this decree (if it is even agreed to) is unimplimentable. We think the ruling party is fraught with rifts and divisions at the moment, the back biting and bitter factional in-fighting will be even worse and appointed officials will be so preoccupied covering their arses they will get even less done than they do now... ah yes I forgot, no one will notuce because they do precious little now as it is. Anyway this is all a meaningless exercise as those in control will never incriminate themselves and will use this rule to get rid of detractors. @KCosar - you said it 'Electioneering'.

  • chris.holloway.5 - 2012-11-18 15:20

    So the trick is to prevent them from being prosecuted... they have done well up to now! If the rotten apples were all removed, there would be less members left that the ACDP have.

  • LandyNut - 2012-11-18 15:26

    "ANC members who are convicted of fraud, theft or corruption in future could be immediately expelled from the governing party." Please note the words "in future", so the past does not count.

      arlette.franks - 2012-11-19 13:13

      and "who are convicted" ...

  • mollie.kruger - 2012-11-18 15:26

    This should by easy. There will be nobody left, so they can start with a fresh membership list!

  • tshwarelo.sehloho - 2012-11-18 15:29

    ANC will kick out fraudsters?! I'll believe it when I see it.

  • cleve.fletcher - 2012-11-18 15:53

    Well there goes Brother Zuma

  • marysia.vieira - 2012-11-18 16:05

    Wish it could be implemented asap.

  • danny.levin.33 - 2012-11-18 16:13

    how The F can they be convicted if they are never prosecuted in the first place????? the cANCer thieves are just "diciplined" then shuffled on to steal at different post!!

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-18 16:51

    Start now with Zuma!

  • karen.harmse1 - 2012-11-18 16:59

    Will there be anyone left?

  • john.dough.5836711 - 2012-11-18 17:15

    Party for One? 'Cos that is all that will be left.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-19 08:48

      The ONE is the one who was not caught.

  • mbenge.khwezi - 2012-11-18 17:50

    Could be re-called, could be jailed.....could could, could. Do we know in this country (does ANC know) what the pure definition of white collar crime is?! Our judiciary system....the one that's supposed to be unbiased.... Do they happen to have a clause that is set as proper punishment of white collar crime?! Just questions I ask my self when I see MPs and councillors being reshuffled around and not punished.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-18 18:04

    Thats more promises coming out of an already corrupt organisazation. With your secrecy bill, we will never know what is going on behind closed doors. Too late, we sick and tired of lies lies lies and mor lies lies lies and promises promises promises. We need to cut them down to size stop voting for these self enriched arrogant kings.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-18 18:10

    Talking and talking too much will make no changes , let the ruling party start now to kick out those elements which are their members being in government doing corruption, they should not wait for Mangaung if they want to fight corruption within their party then they should start right now, because after Mangaung there will be nothing good but those who will be kicked out will be those who never supported whoever wins at Mangaung so let members not be victims of Mangaung so kicking out corrupt members should start tomorrow not when or later.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-11-18 21:00

    oops anc wil just dissappear mos

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-18 21:52


  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-19 05:46

    Not going to happen, just spin to lull us into a false sense of security. What they really mean is that they are going to do whatever it takes to keep it underground by making laws to muzzle the press and the opposition.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-19 05:57

    It's dangerous for a party to take ownership of the freedom charter which belongs to the people of South Africa and its government of the day.. If that party is no longer in power then they have no right to own it!!!,

  • smallies - 2012-11-19 08:05

    wonder how they will goveren this country then because they will have to expell almost the whole goverment.starting with president nkandla shaik is my chommy zuma

  • nico.ferreira.357 - 2012-11-19 08:12

    OK, so when is Zuma going ?

  • comurray - 2012-11-19 08:19

    Pull the other leg its got bells on it!!! That means there will be nobody left in government.

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-11-19 08:23

    And if that happens they will only be left with about 5 to 10 people. We all know that's where most criminals are to be found.

  • Lucky - 2012-11-19 08:31

    a better starting point would be to define "fraud, theft or corruption", just so that we are all on the same page!! however unlikely. otherwise there will be zero change to the membership, just look at zoompipe and mac M!!

  • gavin.hillyard - 2012-11-19 08:49

    Zuma could still be indicted and if proven guilty, convicted. This latest ploy will ensure that he never sees the inside of a courtroom.

  • errol.wagner - 2012-11-19 09:01

    Here is another example of saying something and doing the very opposite. When will the ANC realize that thinking South Africans do not believe them - they have lost all credibility as they have no moral core left. How tragic. But that is what happens to a party that has set itself in opposition to God's law and have ignored the fact that the God of the universe holds them accountable. They may not be concerned about being accountable to an electorate that continues to be brainwashed, but there will come a day, for each of them when they will be held accountable before the Creator - and there will be no place to hide.

      gavin.hillyard - 2012-11-20 11:39

      Thing is Errol, the ignorant voting fodder will keep the ANC in power because there are so many more of them than thinking South Africans. One only has to look at their sources of information - TV 1, 2 & 3. Very much like the Nats and the old SABC really.

  • smith.celeste - 2012-11-19 10:22


  • karol.gembicki - 2012-11-19 10:44

    who the hells left than?, What a lot of bullshout!.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-19 13:25

    Did I hear that they are looking for VOTES. Is'nt this what they are supposed to do. Start with your president and work your way down and I wonder if you will have a party left at the end. jEEZ they really are getting desperate, people are at long last opening their eyes to this corrupt bunch of useless self enriched liars.

  • Donel52 - 2012-11-19 15:54

    What a joke - I believe F$$$All They say

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-11-20 06:47

    Does this apply to all members or only the lower ranks ??

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2013-10-24 12:20


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