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I am not surprised - Moloto

By unknown | Feb 23, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

Limpopo Premier Sello Moloto said yesterday he was not surprised about the decision of the provincial leadership of the ANC to dismiss him from the party.

He said he knew a long time ago that such a decision would be taken on him.

Among other things, Moloto was accused of was failing to sign a nomination form to confirm his ANC candidacy, for both the national and provincial legislatures.

He also allegedly failed to highlight the party's achievements in government since 1994 in his state of the province address recently.

"The current ANC is different from the old one that we knew and were proud to be associated with," said Moloto.

He accused the leadership of the ANC in the province of not only undermining his personality but also the offices that he had occupied.

"How do you explain a situation where the party would just take decisions that have to do with administration without consulting with the premier?" he asked.

Moloto said he had not been formally informed of the decision but had accepted it. He said if the old ANC wanted to dismiss him it would have done so in a dignified manner.

"I have no qualms with their decision but it is unprofessional of them to rush to the media.

"The proper way of dealing with the matter would have been to inform me," Moloto said.

He said he was aware that the ANC had the right, constitutionally, to take a decision about his future and he was not going to "resist anyway".

Asked about rumours that he was joining the Congress of the People (Cope), Moloto said he had not made his mind up yet.

"I'm the kind of person who would take each day as it comes because I do not know what the future holds for me.

"I will make an announcement when the time is right," he said.

ANC provincial spokesman Ishmael Kgetjepe said the competence to fire Moloto lay with the national office and not the provincial structure.


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