Ex-MEC Msibi accuses former colleagues of being behind his arrest

Johannesburg – Axed Mpumalanga Agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi said he planned to meet with the African National Congress (ANC) leadership to discuss allegations that some MECs were behind his arrest.

Msibi addressed his supporters outside the Nelspruit Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Msibi and his co-accused were granted bail of R20,000 each in connection with the murder of two people and the attempted murder of a third in August.

He said he planned to expose those behind his arrest, claiming that some of his former colleagues were responsible for the charges against him.

“There’s abuse of power to purge those with different views using state security agencies,” said Msibi.

Msibi was speaking for the first since his arrest outside the Nelspruit Magistrates Court, telling his supporters that the disputes over candidate lists put his life in danger.

He said that he respected the party’s decision for him to step aside and ahs encouraged ANC members to continue to campaign for the party ahead of the November 1 elections.

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