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MEC in hot water for 'cabal' comments

By unknown | Jul 19, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Kingdom Mabuza

Kingdom Mabuza

A top ANC official in North West is in trouble for allegedly insinuating that the provincial executive committee (PEC) in the province is swarmed with people bent on destabilising the provincial government and the party.

Provincial MEC for Agriculture, Conservation and Environment Mandlenkosi Mayisela, pictured, will be on the agenda of the provincial executive committee meeting tomorrow.

Some sources say he could in fact be "harshly dealt with or even fired from his government post" after he allegedly said the fired former head of department, Emily Mohajane, was working with a cabal within the PEC that sought to destabilise the party in the province and undermine Premier Edna Molewa.

ANC spokesman in the province, Sam Mokaila, confirmed yesterday that the PEC will hold a meeting tomorrow and, among other things, "the issue of Mayisela would be looked at."

Mokaila refused to elaborate, but sources have told Sowetan that the PEC would push for a decision to have Mayisela fired.

Mayisela is alleged to have ignored several directives by the PEC to have a meeting to explain the remarks he allegedly made about the party during a legal battle to get Mohajane fired.

"There have been attempts to get Mayisela to come and explain his statements to the PEC, but he has not responded to the directive," said a source.

Mayisela yesterday said he was not aware of a meeting planned for tomorrow, nor had he known about directives for him to appear before the PEC.


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