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PAC seeks to oust leader

21.05.2013

Following a vote of no confidence by the Pan African Congress National Executive Council last week, PAC leader Letlapa Mphahlele is to face a party disciplinary committee today.

PAC Secretary General Narius Moloto said the NEC took a decision on May 11 to recall Mphahlele as president and Parliamentary representative.

He said Mphahlele was set to appear before a disciplinary committee today (Wednesday) to face an array of charges including misappropriation of Parliamentary funds, abuse of power, sowing divisions and poor performance.

Bulelani Fahla, the national chairperson of PAC’s military veterans association (APLA) described Mphahlele as a “factionalist and divisionist” who should leave the party.

He welcomed the timing of the NEC’s decision, saying it would allow for the party to “heal and bring back unity” ahead of next year’s general elections.

Fahla said during the six years under Mphahlele’s leadership, the party had not held a national conference to adopt or review policies.

He said a “unity conference” planned for June would be a time for “healing” and making peace among members who had been forced to leave the party under Mphahlele’s leardership.

APLA Western Cape executive member Phindile Xalip said when Mphahlele took over in 2006, the party had over 400 councillors in local governments but won only 20 seats in the 2009 elections.

He accused Mphahlele of of running “parallel structures” and splitting the party into the Pan African Movement (PAM) and African People’s Convention (APC).

Expelling Mphahlele would “bring back the dignity and value of the PAC.”

Mphahlele declined to comment, referring questions to the party’s national chairperson Waters Toboti who vehemently came to his defense.

Toboti said the NEC had no powers to fire the Mphahlele as the party’s constitution did not have such provisions.

He accused Moloto of mischief saying he had convened a meeting to expel the president without inviting him.

He said Mphahlele was set to challenge the NEC’s interdict which prevented him from conducting party business on behalf of the organisation –

PAC leader to face disciplinary committee

21.05.2013

Francis Hweshe

CAPE TOWN (WCN) – Following a vote of no confidence by the Pan African Congress National Executive Council last week, PAC leader Letlapa Mphahlele is to face a party disciplinary committee today. (subs: Wed)

PAC Secretary General Narius Moloto said the NEC took a decision on May 11 to recall Mphahlele as president and Parliamentary representative.

He said  Mphahlele was set to appear before a disciplinary committee today (Wednesday) to face an array of charges including misappropriation of Parliamentary funds, abuse of power, sowing divisions and poor performance.

Bulelani Fahla, the national chairperson of PAC’s military veterans association (APLA) described Mphahlele as a “factionalist and divisionist” who should leave the party.

He welcomed the timing of the NEC’s decision, saying it would allow for the party to “heal and bring back unity” ahead of next year’s general elections.

Fahla said during the six years under Mphahlele’s leadership, the party had not held a national conference to adopt or review policies.

He said a “unity conference” planned for June would be a time for “healing” and making peace among members who had been forced to leave the party under Mphahlele’s leardership.

APLA Western Cape executive member Phindile Xalip said when  Mphahlele took over in 2006, the party had over 400 councillors in local governments but won only 20 seats in the 2009 elections.

He accused Mphahlele of of running “parallel structures” and splitting the party into the Pan African Movement (PAM) and African People’s Convention (APC).

Expelling Mphahlele would “bring back the dignity and value of the PAC.”

Mphahlele declined to comment, referring questions to the party’s national chairperson Waters Toboti who vehemently came to his defense.

Toboti said the NEC had no powers to fire the Mphahlele as the party’s constitution did not have such provisions.

He accused Moloto of mischief saying he had convened a meeting to expel the president without inviting him.

He said Mphahlele was set to challenge the NEC’s interdict which prevented him from conducting party business on behalf of the organisation – Francis Hweshe

 

 

 

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