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Sword hangs over former whip's fate

By unknown | Aug 01, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Eric Naki

Eric Naki

The ANC disciplinary committee which heard an appeal by the party's former chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe has not yet released its findings to Luthuli House.

ANC spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso said the party was waiting for the committee, chaired by Lallu Chiba, to present its report to the party's headquarters.

"We are waiting for the committee to present its findings. It is presently busy considering the evidence presented to it," said Rikhotso yesterday. He was unaware as to when the report would be ready.

The committee sat on July 17 and 18 to hear Goniwe's appeal after the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC) dismissed him on allegations of sexual harassment in December.

The allegations were made by a parliamentary administrative assistant who served dinner at Goniwe's home in Cape Town in October last year. The 21-year-old woman claimed Goniwe asked her to have sex with him.

The NDC decided to sack Goniwe who subsequently lost his parliamentary seat and was barred from standing for public office on ANC's ticket for three years.

He appealed against the NDC's decision on the legal and political grounds. He also questioned the impartiality of the committee hearing chairman, Kader Asmal.


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