One is still left in maniacal belwiderment that senior ANC leader and MEC for Agriculture in Mpumalanga, Mandla Msibi still holds a significant in the party considering the number of shenanigans and unscrupulous behaviour associated with his name.
Earlier on Monday, the SAPS in Mpumalanga confirmed that Msibi had been arrested on charges relating to murder and attempted murder. To be quite frank, some of us who have been closely monitoring Msibi's elevation into the top ANC structures in the province were really unmoved by his latest scandal.
If there is anyone in the ANC who has gotten away with such a tonne of assault scandals is Msibi. The 45-years was on a 'beating' in 2017, Mxolisi Sithole, Given Madonsela, Themba Bulunga and Foja Nkosi were some of his victims in that year alone.
Although then, he was a speaker of the Mbombela council, he still remained in the position despite his many shenanigans.
However, it seems his impunity has been expended, if what President Ramaphosa said this afternoon is to be done.
Although the question regarding what action would be taken against the perpetrator whose name had not been disclosed at the time, Ramaphosa was eloquent as he was clear in his response.
He indicated that the party's highly-contentious step aside resolution will be applied on Msibi without any fear of contradiction, saying it's high time people adhered to the regulations and rules of the ANC.
"The ANC has straightforward step aside rule. Anyone who is found wanting needs to step aside from the position that you occupy, and they have to be answerable to the integrity commission. So, whatever, and whoever it is, has to comply with the rules and conventions, the protocols of the African National Congress in that particular regard," Ramaphosa told reporters while on the campaign trail in KwaZulu-Natal.
Despite Ramaphosa's assertions the provincial integrity commission will have to summon Msibi to appear before it, thereafter a report will then be tabled before the provincial working committee for processing before the PEC implement it.
South Africans quickly came out of the block to react to Ramaphosa's promise, but some though questioned why Eastern Cape ANC chairperson and Premier Oscar Mabuyane was also not compelled to step aside following public protector advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane's report which implicated him in wrongdoing.
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