Ex-PAC leader evicted
Former PAC leader Motsoko Pheko has been evicted from the party-owned house in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni.
Volunteers yesterday removed Pheko's furniture from the house. The eviction came a week after he was expelled from the party.
Sowetan also learnt last night that Pheko would be challenging his expulsion in the Johannesburg high court. Though the party would not confirm it, sources said papers had already been served on the party's executive by Pheko's lawyers.
Pheko now stands to lose the party's parliamentary seat with a yearly R600000 salary. The party said this week that Pheko would definitely be forced to vacate the parliamentary seat.
"We have not received anything from his lawyers, not even an indication that he wants to appeal the decision of the NEC that he is fired," PAC spokesman Mudini Maivha said.
Pheko and his family were not present when their belongings were packed from the double-storey he has occupied since he was elected deputy president shortly after his return from exile in the 1990s.
"We know nothing about his move from the house. The PAC was still waiting for him to give us notice, but we will deploy people to go and guard the party's property," said Maivha.
A Ekurhuleni metro council official who refused to be identified alleged that two months ago Pheko was in arrears of R2000 on his water and lights accounts.
Pheko was not available for comment.