ANC fires party official allegedly involved in cash-in-transit heists

JOHANNESBURG- The ANC has fired Errol Velile Present from the party on Wednesday after he was arrested and appeared in court for allegedly being involved in a cash-in-transit heist in Soweto.

Spokeperson for the party Pule Maybe  said, “The ANC expects from its members and employees to respect the laws of the land and not be involved in any criminal activity.”

The ANC said the allegations against Present were of a “serious nature that the organisation had to exercise rules provided for in the ANC Personnel Manual‚ terminating his service with immediate effect”.

Present has disciplinary proceedings against him in his capacity as an ANC member.

Mabe added, “In accordance with Rule 25 of the ANC’s constitution and that in accordance with Rule 25.56 and Rule 25.57 accorded him an opportunity to indicate reasons why the organisation should not immediately exercise its rights to temporarily suspend his membership of the ANC pending the outcomes of the disciplinary proceedings.”

The ANC member according to Johannesburg  Metropolitan Police Department said that he was one of the four men arrested, after a heist in Dobsonville‚ Soweto.

The arrests happened after a raid was conducted by the Johannesburg police department.

Photo Credit- Stephanie de Sakutin

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