Heads are rolling in the ANC and the governing party says it can not tolerate any criminal activities. The ANC has taken a decision to fire Mpumalanga MEC, Mandla Msibi. Msibi was arrested on Monday after he handed himself over to the police in connection with a murder that was committed in August during a branch meeting.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced that Msibi would need to step down but now the matter has escalated to him getting fired. Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has announced that the Agriculture MEC has been fired during a media briefing on Tuesday evening.
Image: Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has fired MEC Mandla Msibi
Msibi appeared in the Mbombela Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon but the case agaisnt Mpumalanga Agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi has been rolled over to Wednesday for continuation of bail application. In court, the Lawyer representing MEC Msibi is read some affidavits from witnesses. Witnesses include a cashier as well as manager for Coyotes Shisanyama situated in Mbombela where the shooting incident happened. Both said they heard the firing of gunshots outside Coyotes but there's no way the MEC could have been involved because he was inside the restaurant.
However, Msibi has been displaying some thuggish behavior in Mbombela. At some point he publicly promised to blow people's brains if they disrupt government. This was during the free Zuma riots when there were threats to vandalize malls around Mpumalanga. "We will shoot you in the forehead if you disrupt the government," Msibi told community members during a meeting.
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