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Finally | Top ANC Leader Steps Aside With Immediate Effect

While the ANC's step-aside rule has been widely criticized as ineffective and even toothless in its fight against corruption within the party and society at large, it appears that some structures within the ANC are not treating members who were found wanting with kid gloves after a prominent leader was forced to step aside from his positions.

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Four days after being arrested for fraud, Marius Louw, mayor of the ZF Mgcawu municipality in the Northern Cape, and his wife were arrested.

It has been reported that Low obtained financing from WesBank in order to purchase two high-end vehicles from the Thys Auto dealership, using documentation purporting to show that his wife was gainfully employed.

A GTI and a Ford Ranger were repossessed, however, following a legal battle.

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According to the regulations, he needed to resign from his party leadership and mayorship roles.

And since then, Louw has wasted no time or gone on the defense, instead handing over his letter of intent to move aside to the provincial secretary, Deshi Ngxanga, who then tweeted that Louw had shown "great discipline" by stepping down voluntarily.

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One of the shining examples of putting into practice the ideals presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa is the Northern Cape, whose residents have been vocal supporters of the renewal initiative.

The province may have a small membership, but it has produced some of the nation's most effective strategies for combating corruption.

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To sum up, the Northern Cape seems to be adequately represented by the party that has updated the resolution to disqualify from office candidates who have been charged with a crime.

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Concerns have also been raised that the rule has not been followed uniformly, especially in light of reports that persons associated with the RET brigade are the targets of an apparent political purge.

Another theory sees Louw working with a Northern Cape breakaway faction that might back a RET candidate at the much-anticipated electoral conference in December.

Do you agree with Louw's choice to stand down? To what extent do you agree that the rule can be monitored?

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