One of former ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman’s supporter Andile Mbali served with a 15-day suspension letter, pending an investigation.
Mbali was the secretary of the Western Cape African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) before his shocking suspension.
The suspension of the WC ANCYL executive member came after the provincial leadership assented to it at a meeting held on October 16 in Worcester.
Mbali, as gathered, would now appear before a disciplinary committee in November when the nature of his charges will be read. The league also promised to issue a formal statement on the suspension, once the date of the hearing is fixed.
Although a formal statement is yet to be issued, but many believe Mbali’s suspension is linked to his controversial statement in April. The now-suspended leader in April called on the ruling party to put an end to Fransman’s long-running court battle.
Andile Mbali agitated that Fransman’s suspension over sexually harassment charges will only end up demeaning the ANC in Western Cape and causing them to sink low in the August 3 municipal election.
He asserted at that time that he wasn’t challenging the ANC authority in any way but was pouring out his mind and deep worry about the preparation pace of the region ahead of the local government election.
Muller Backs Andile Mbali
Mbali’s assertions were also backed by West Coast region’s ANCYL leader, Johan Muller, who in a letter, asked the ANCYL structures then why Fransman “has been left on the outside?”
Infighting within the ANC Youth League over who will be the party’s next deputy president has continued to tear the league apart. As gathered, the ANCYL is split over whether to support Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane or Mpumalanga Premier David “DD” Mabuza.