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By unknown | Nov 20, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Waghied Misbach

Waghied Misbach

ANC chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe is unlikely to return to his job in parliament in the wake of the damning sexual harassment allegations against him.

Powerful ANC women MPs are adamant that he is not fit to run the office, where he is supposed to "whip" fellow MPs into line.

Goniwe will face a party disciplinary committee after a 21-year-old ANC intern accused him of asking her for sex after his birthday party in Cape Town. He has also been accused of not paying enough maintenance for two children he allegedly fathered with a woman from Eastern Cape.

Goniwe has allegedly failed to fulfil his promise of paying for their education and clothes.

He reportedly also faces hurdles in his bid to become secretary of the ANC in Eastern Cape, where party members are preparing to block his election.

Disciplinary committee chairman Kader Asmal last week said there is prima facie evidence against Goniwe .

The complainant had given Asmal a 10-page statement on the matter.

The disciplinary committee will also investigate claims that the woman was asked to drop the charges against Goniwe after receiving threatening telephone calls.


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